If you believe you have been made redundant unfairly, it is important to choose an experienced legal service provider to handle the case against your employer. Here is some basic advice and guidance to inform your choice of legal expert.
Redundancy is a form of dismissal which happens when an employer needs to reduce the workforce. An employer should consult with employees before making them redundant and use a fair method of selecting employees for redundancy.
If you have been employed for 2 years or more, you are entitled at the very least to a redundancy payment by law from your employer. You may be entitled to larger amount of compensation if your employer has a redundancy scheme.
If your employer has not followed the correct procedures in relation to your redundancy, you should first consider whether mediation can resolve the issue. If not, it is likely that you will need to make a claim to an employment tribunal. There are strict time limits on bringing a claim and it is important to seek the advice of a legal service provider as soon as possible.
A legal service provider can give you expert advice on the redundancy process and help you to negotiate the best possible terms. If the correct procedure has not been followed, your legal services provider can advise you on the best options available to you and represent you at an employment tribunal if required.
When making a claim for redundancy, you should look to find a legal service provider in your area with experience in handling this type of employment claim. You may also wish to consider the reputation and cost of a firm before making your decision. Answer a few short questions now and start comparing legal service providers based on the criteria most important to you.
A legal service provider will most likely charge on a fixed or hourly rate basis for redundancy claims. Find the best solution for you by comparing costs with The Law Superstore now.
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