Making staff redundant is a difficult and unpleasant part of a line manager's responsibilities. Even where there is a large HR department, the onus is on the line manager to break the news to the staff and to manage the situation.
This guide explains the following:
the legal obligations on organisations
what the line manager needs to do if a redundancy situation arises
how to break the news to affected staff
how to manage the 'survivors' after the redundancies have taken place
what help the HR department should be able to provide.
The legal obligations in redundancy are to:
ensure that there is a genuine redundancy situation
consult employees who are affected
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