If you have recently been made redundant and want to know your rights as an employee or you believe the decision was unfair, our legal experts can help. The specialist redundancy lawyers at Percy Hughes & Roberts have helped hundreds of clients to reach a full and fair settlement with their employer, and we are well positioned to assist you.
We understand the distress you are likely experiencing at this uncertain time, and we will work alongside you to reach a resolution that is suited to your needs. We have been helping people across the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than a century.
Speak to our legal team today by calling 0800 781 3894, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you at a time that is convenient for you.
How can our redundancy lawyers help you?
Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all of our clients, and we will work tirelessly to ensure you are able to secure a desirable outcome after being made redundant.
If you are facing redundancy at work then, depending on how long you have worked there, you may be entitled to certain rights, including:
- Redundancy pay (where you have been employed for two years or longer)
- A notice period
- Time to look for a new job
- The option to move into a suitable alternative role, if this is available
- A consultation with your employer
Unfortunately, these redundancy rights are not always upheld and employees can be made redundant unfairly. This can occur where an employee does not believe that the terms under which they were made redundant were genuine. This may also occur when the employer has followed an unfair procedure.
We have handled many cases of unfair redundancy, including where employers have failed to:
- Meet with employees individually to tell them they are being made redundant
- Provide adequate information about the process
Our team has also handled cases where the redundancy selection was a result of some form of discrimination - for instance, based on age, gender, race or maternity leave.
Why choose Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors?
By choosing Percy Hughes & Roberts to handle your redundancy case, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We always provide the highest standard of service, and have been helping people across the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than 100 years.
We hold a number of industry accreditations, including Lexcel, the Law Society's quality standard. This means we are recognised for providing top-tier legal services to our clients.
When can I be made redundant?
An employer may make a member of staff redundant for a number of reasons, such as:
- Where the employer’s business is closing entirely
- Where the business is relocating
- Where the work the employee carries out is no longer required
How much redundancy pay am I entitled to?
The amount of redundancy pay that you are entitled to will depend on how long you have worked for your employer, your age as well as the terms and conditions of your contract. Some businesses will provide enhanced redundancy payments, while others will only offer statutory redundancy payments.
In order to find out your rights relating to redundancy pay, check your employment contract, staff handbook .
Can I appeal my redundancy?
Yes, it is possible for you to submit an appeal against your redundancy if you believe you were unfairly selected. There is no set process for appealing your redundancy, and this can be different from business to business. If your employer does not have one, then you can write a redundancy appeal letter.
Once you have made your employer aware that you believe their decision to make you redundant was unfair, they will accept or reject your appeal. If you are not satisfied with your employer’s decision, then you can proceed to an employment tribunal. It is recommended that you speak to an employment lawyer who can provide useful legal advice to you at this time.
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors are based in Birkenhead, near Liverpool. We have a number of expert employment law solicitors with experience in ensuring employees are treated fairly throughout difficult times such as redundancies.
Call us today on 0800 781 3894, or fill out an online enquiry form to arrange for us to get in touch.