Keeping the Best Employees During Redundancy

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 21 June 2011
Patricia Rooney
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How Do I Keep My Best Employees During a Redundancy Exercise?

Patricia Rooney, writes:

Any redundancy exercise should be carried out fairly and in a transparent manner. The basis of dismissal on the grounds of redundancy is set out in the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 (the Order). In dealing with your query, I have assumed there are circumstances which give rise to a valid redundancy situation under the Order and that all alternatives to redundancy have been considered.

The Labour Relations Agency suggest that criteria used in a redundancy exercise should be “unbiased, fair and consistent”. Using more objective criteria in a selection process, make it easier for an employer to justify the

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