The case involved Oxford Said Business School v Heslop. Heslop had made protected disclosures to her manager concerning the lawfulness of the school’s actions in a procurement process, and potential over-charging and breach of contract in relation to a key client. The manager felt that the allegations were misconceived. Shortly after making those disclosures, Heslop
In redundancy cases, our expert solicitors advise you on your employment rights and consider whether a proper procedure is being or has been followed.
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Being made redundant can be a very difficult and stressful time, whether the redundancy has come as a surprise to you or you have opted to take voluntary redundancy.
Broadly speaking, redundancy is used to describe a situation in which an employer decides to reduce the number of its employees, either within the business as a whole or within a particular site, business unit, function or job role.
In redundancy cases, our expert solicitors advise you on your employment rights and consider whether a proper procedure is being or has been followed. This includes whether or not there has been meaningful consultation, a fair redundancy selection and the provision of any opportunities for suitable alternative employment.
It is very important that you are aware of your employment rights when you are facing redundancy so that you can ensure you are being treated fairly and that you are receiving the correct payments. Employees who are dismissed by reason of redundancy may be entitled to a redundancy payment, either under the statutory scheme (based on your age, weekly pay and length of service) or under a more favourable contractual scheme, subject to your length of service.
If you feel that the process or the reason behind your redundancy is unfair or questionable, you may be able to challenge the decision internally with your employer and if this is not successful, you could proceed with a claim for unfair dismissal at the Tribunal. Our employment team can guide you through the process and ensure that your rights protected. You can contact our Employment Team for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your options.
Some employers may decide to offer you a Settlement Agreement in a redundancy situation and we can act as your independent legal advisor in this regard. Please see our Settlement Agreements service.
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