Settlement & Compromise Agreement Law

Redundancy Advice for Employees

If you have recently been made redundant or have been told your job is at risk of redundancy the expert solicitors at Percy Hughes & Roberts can offer advice and guidance, helping you to get a settlement.

From our offices in Birkenhead, we have helped hundreds of clients across the Wirral and beyond to find the solution they deserve following redundancy. Contact us today to discuss your current circumstances by calling 0800 781 3894, or fill out an enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Your employee rights

If you are an employee who has been made redundant, or you are currently going through the redundancy process, you could be eligible for certain entitlements. These include:

  • Redundancy pay
  • An alternative role
  • Time to look for a new job
  • A paid notice period
  • A one-to-one consultation with your employer 

It is also essential that when you are selected for redundancy, your employer carries out a fair process in making its decision. This should involve them taking into account the length of time you have worked for them, as well as your disciplinary record and your skills and experience compared to other employees.

Your employer's basis for redundancy should not be based on your age, gender, disability, pregnancy, religious or political views.

Am I entitled to redundancy pay?

In most circumstances, you will be entitled to redundancy pay if you have been with your current employer for two years or more. The length of service capped at 20 years and the amount you are entitled to is determined by your age.

  • Those under 22 will receive half a week's gross pay for each full year of service
  • Those aged between 22 and 41 will receive one week's gross pay for each full year of service
  • Those aged over 41 will receive one-and-a-half week's gross pay for each full year of service

The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay is £14,670 as the weekly payments are capped at £479.

If redundancy and severance payments are under £30,000, no tax will be deducted from the total amount.

You can work out your statutory redundancy entitlements on the government's online calculator at https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay

Get in touch

Our solicitors understand how stressful the redundancy process can be, and will be on hand to check the payment offered by your employer.

The advice offered by our team of experts can help you to avoid common pitfalls of the process, ensuring that all your legal rights are respected by your employer.

Contact us today by calling 0800 781 3894, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a convenient time for you.