Redundancy Solicitors

The Redundancy needs to be handled carefully, if a successful employment tribunal claim is to be avoided.

Employment Services

The Redundancy needs to be handled carefully, if a successful employment tribunal claim is to be avoided.

Firstly it needs to be established whether there is a redundancy situation. Secondly, the redundancy selection process needs to be carried out fairly.

Consultation with employees is vital during a redundancy situation as it can be a stressful and worrying time for all involved.

If you are employer and consider you may have a redundancy situation or wish to investigate potential ways to restructure, please get in touch.

Likewise, if you are an employee involved in a redundancy situation and consider you are being treated unfairly, please get in touch. Please note however we are not able to provide free advice over the phone.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Q: How much must I pay a redundant worker?

    A: This depends on the age, pay and number of complete years worked for the employer (and any previous employer if this is continuous employment). Statutory redundancy pay is capped. Notice pay and accrued holiday pay must also be paid.

    Q: Can I choose the employee(s) to be made redundant?

    A: No. It is the role, not the employee, which is redundant. Where a number of employees in a larger group are to be made redundant you must use a fair selection procedure. We can help you design that procedure.

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    Meet the team

    Andrew Stockton - Head of department

    After graduating from Leeds University, Andrew trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He has specialised in commercial work since 1989 building a solid reputation for advising a wide variety of clients – from small start up ventures to national organisations.

    Paul Hatton

    Paul takes pride in being a “problem solver” for his clients. In commercial litigation and employment matters he advises clients on a broad range of disputes and problems in the civil courts, striving to nip problems in the bud and minimise the impact on you or your business. Paul studied law at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2005. He joined Dootsons in 2013, after working for law firms in Bolton and Altrincham, and became a Partner at Dootsons in May 2016. Paul is also an LSM accredited mediator.