Redundancy

Redundancy
We are not currently offering Employment advice services. The following is for informational purposes only.

If you’ve been made redundant, or you’re at risk of redundancy, benefit from Cartwright King’s in-depth understanding of Employment Law to either protect your job or ensure that your redundancy package is fair. Our specialist Employment Law Solicitors offer total support, advising you of your rights at each stage of the process.

For reliable, effective advice on redundancy, get in touch with Cartwright King now.

How Cartwright King can help with redundancy issues

Cartwright King will determine the legality of your redundancy to establish whether there’s a case for unfair dismissal, enabling you to claim loss of earnings and compensation at an Employment Tribunal. If you have been selected for redundancy, we will review the selection process to ensure that it was fair. We can help:

  • Employees
  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Board Members
  • Professionals
  • Consultants

We have acted on behalf of individuals made redundant or facing redundancy for many years across a range of industry sectors, which positions us perfectly to assist you.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation

We know that redundancy can be stressful and threatens your immediate financial security. That’s why you can benefit from a free, 30-minute initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Employment Law Solicitor to discuss your options. 

You’re under no pressure to instruct us, this call simply gives you a starting point before you make your next move.

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Employment Law Solicitors to get rational, clear guidance that will help you protect your job or secure a fair redundancy package.

For immediate assistance, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no legal advice will be given.

Why choose Cartwright King for redundancy issues?

Personal, pro-active and productive, three defining traits of Cartwright King’s service, which combine to ensure that you benefit from the right legal advice that helps bring your case to the best possible outcome.

Redundancy can be distressing and have huge knock-on effects personally and professionally. Cartwright King will help steady the ship, fighting for you to protect your employment status or securing a fair package to cover your immediate future.

Our advice is backed by experience of dealing with all manner of redundancy issues. You can trust this experience to help guide you through the process as there aren’t many situations we haven’t come across before when dealing with redundancy cases. 

Our Employment Team goes above and beyond to give you the support you need, for added peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about protecting your job or securing a satisfactory redundancy package. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you’re prepared for the process.

Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. 

We know that redundancy can be stressful and life-changing. That’s why we will do everything we can to minimise the stress and protect your interests.

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated fairly throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you counsel that you can count on.

Employment Tribunal Fees

Every employment tribunal case is different which is why we can only offer an estimate of costs based on our many years of experience. We provide estimates to show the likely fees you would need to pay to Cartwright King to reach the conclusion of a full hearing at an employment tribunal. (Barristers’ or advocates’ fees to represent you in the hearing itself are extra and set out under the Disbursements section).

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Frequently asked questions.

Can I challenge my selection for redundancy?

If all your colleagues have been made redundant because your employer is closing a site, challenging a redundancy on the grounds that you were unfairly selected isn’t possible. However, you do have the right to question your selection for redundancy if only a certain percentage of your colleagues are being made redundant.

On what grounds can my employer select me for redundancy?

Employers can select you for redundancy based on objective factors, including your disciplinary record, attendance, worker appraisal scores etc.

However, your employer can not discriminate against you based on:

Age
Disability
Gender
Marital Status
Maternity or Paternity Leave
Membership of a Trade Union
Pregnancy
Race
Religious Beliefs
Sexual Orientation
Whistleblowing

What compensation will I receive?

UK employment law states that you are entitled to statutory redundancy pay provided you have completed two years’ service with your employer. The amount you will receive is determined by your age.

If you’re under the age of 22, you will receive half a weeks’ pay for each full year of employment.
If you’re aged 22 – 40, you will receive a full weeks’ pay for every full year of employment
If you’re 41 or over you’re entitled to 1.5 weeks’ pay for each full year of employment.

Weekly payments are capped at £538, while there is a £16,140 maximum on the amount of statutory redundancy you will receive. However, these are statutory amounts, and you could be entitled to a bigger payout if confirmed in your employment contract.

If your total redundancy amount is less than £30,000, it’s completely tax free.

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