Redundancy Lawyers Scotland
What is a redundant worker?
A redundant worker is an employee who is no longer needed by their employer because the job they did is no longer required. An employer may make an employee redundant for a number of reasons. When an employer makes someone redundant, they are entitled to receive certain payments from their employer. These include a redundancy payment, notice pay, and holiday pay.
When an employer decides that they no longer need an employee, they must follow a fair redundancy process. This process includes:
- consulting with employees and/or their representatives about the proposal to make redundancies
- offering suitable alternative employment to employees who are at risk of redundancy
- selecting employees for redundancy fairly, using objective criteria
- giving employees the right to appeal against their selection for redundancy.
How to claim redundancy pay?
If you have been made redundant, you may be entitled to a redundancy payment. This is a sum of money paid to you by your employer, depending on your length of service and age. The first step is to check your employment contract or staff handbook to see if you are entitled to a redundancy payment.
If you are entitled to a redundancy payment, your employer should tell you how much money you will get. They should also give you information about how the redundancy pay is calculated. If you are not sure whether you are entitled to a redundancy payment, or if you have been offered a severance package instead of a redundancy payment, you may need to get advice from an experienced employment lawyer.
Why would I need a redundancy lawyer at SGT Law Firm?
If you are facing redundancy, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. At SGT Law Firm, we have experienced redundancy lawyers who can help you understand your rights and protect your interests. We can help you negotiate a settlement agreement with your employer or take legal action if necessary. We will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you.
Our redundancy lawyers are based in Glasgow and Edinburgh and we offer free initial consultations. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.
Contact SGT Law Firm Right Away!
When you are made redundant, you may feel like your world has come crashing down around you. Your job is gone and with it, your income and sense of security. But it is important to remember that you do have rights as an employee and there are people who can help you through this difficult time.
SGT Law Firm is a leading redundancy law firm in Scotland. We have a team of experts who can help you with all aspects of redundancy law, from negotiating a settlement to taking your case to court.