Large scale redundancies
If a business is downsizing, closing a workplace or for any other reason is contemplating making large numbers of redundancies we can help make the process as efficient as possible in several different ways. Specifically we can advise the board or the HR team on the law, commercial strategy and best practice when consulting collectively. In addition, we can ensure the company protects it’s own position should it wish to make an enhanced payment or short cut the process through the use of settlement agreements.
Sometimes this may be because the business wants to agree a shortcut to the otherwise lengthy consultation procedure, or because it has agreed an enhanced redundancy payment as part of the consultation.
On the other side of the fence, because it is a legal requirement that employees take advice on a settlement agreement from an independent adviser it can significantly speed up the process if some or all of the employees use the same firm.
Our team has the technology, resources and experience to advise large numbers of employees from the same company on settlement agreements, within a short timescale.
Over the past few years we have successfully carried out a number of projects, including for an international corporate entity advising employees located throughout England and Wales on complex settlement agreements during large scale voluntary and compulsory redundancy programmes. One project involved advising 500 employees over a three week period.
To achieve this we have developed an efficient and streamlined process to ensure that we can advise employees across the UK in tight time frames, whilst providing excellent client service. We are happy to carry out meetings over the telephone or in person. We have also carried out similar projects with on site visits to advise employees.
If you would like further information please contact us on 023 8033 4661 or click below to send an email.