Consideration of alternatives to redundancy

Consideration of alternatives to redundancy


As part of any fair redundancy process, employers should consider steps that can be taken to avoid compulsory redundancies. These may include:

· seeking applicants for voluntary redundancy;

· encouraging existing staff to work flexibly on reduced hours by agreement;

· freezing or restricting recruitment;

· redeploying existing employees to other parts of the business;

· reduction in the use of freelancers and casual workers; and/or

· introducing a pay freeze or agreed salary reductions.

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