Coping with redundancy
Facing the prospect of losing your job or being made redundant can be a stressful and confusing time.
If you think you're going to be made redundant you need to understand your rights.
Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, caused by your employer needing to reduce the workforce. For example: new technology or a new system replaces your job; the job you were hired for no longer exists; there is a need to reduce costs; or the company is closing or relocating. Normally your job must have disappeared for you to be made redundant. However, it can still be a genuine redundancy if someone else's job disappears and they are moved into your job, making you redundant.
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