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Managing Redundancies training

This one day training session will provide you with the knowledge to enable you to effectively restructure your workforce and manage redundancies. This training course will consist of three, two-hour sessions:

– Tuesday 21, Tuesday 28 September and 5 October – 10.30am – 12.30pm 

Target audience 

This course is suitable for managers and HR professionals who are involved in restructuring and redundancy programmes. 

By the end of the course you will have: 

– Definition of Redundancy
We begin the day by looking at the reasons for the proposed change programme, what needs to change and who will be affected, followed by a discussion as to whether or not a redundancy situation arises. We will consider case law on the definition of redundancy and how this might apply in a local authority context. 

– Consultation Requirements
Redundancy legislation sets out various consultation obligation requirements on employers. These will be considered along with a discussion of best practice principles to apply when the statutory obligations are not met. We will look at who should be consulted with, how to deal with absent employees, and how to ensure that the consultation exercise is both genuine and meaningful. 

– Selection Criteria
This session considers in detail what constitutes a fair and reasonable set of selection criteria, the pitfalls to avoid, and the kinds of selection issues that could be automatically unfair and lead to potential claims. 

– The Redundancy Process in Context
This session essentially considers the practicalities of a redundancy situation and we will discuss areas such as: ranking for selection; ring-fencing; bumping; the various stages in the process; and how to decide whether any alternative posts are to be considered as suitable alternative employment, or non-equivalent. We consider the law on trial periods and discuss how, and ultimately who, makes the decision about whether or not an alternative post can be classed as suitable alternative employment. 

  • Redundancy Dismissals and Redundancy Pay
    In the final part of the day we take a look at how to ensure that any dismissal on the grounds of redundancy is fair and the pitfalls to watch out for. We also consider how to calculate redundancy pay and look at case law around which elements of remuneration should be considered in the calculation. 

This course has been converted to be delivered virtually. Delegates will be expected to attend all sessions to ensure full understanding of the topic. Some self-learning will be needed between sessions (normally working through a case study or similar).

Please ensure you have read our Cancellation Policy before booking.


SEE members – £135
Non-members – £180


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21 Sep 2021


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Virtual - Zoom
South East Employers


South East Employers
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