My organisation needs to cut back on its staff. I see that one of the employees “at risk” from redundancy is away on maternity leave. Can I make her redundant? And, if so, how can I avoid any unpleasant and expensive legal consequences?
I run a small to medium-sized business and I am faced with a need to downsize — probably making five or six employees redundant. How can I ensure that the process is fair and that I am not subsequently hauled up before an employment tribunal?
Part of my business is to be sold and transferred to a new employer in three months’ time. The transferee (the new employer) has asked me to make redundant some of the employees who are to be transferred before the time of the transfer. How should I respond?