Conquering UK Employment Law – Redundancy

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42 pages
This informative and easy to follow book, written for managers in small to medium sized companies, is packed with helpful advice and tips on both the law and the practical side of redundancy handling.
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Over de auteur

Caroline Hitchen has spent over 35 years in the employment law field, advising clients at all levels, both in house and in a consultative capacity.

She began her career with an honours degree in Business Studies with Human Resources (then known as good old fashioned Personnel!),


  • Introduction
  1. Redundancy and dismissal – the legal background
  2. Before redundancy, what should employers do first?
  3. The Substantive Test – so what is a dismissal for redundancy?
  4. The Procedural Test – it’s all about fairness
  5. The Mechanics – how to carry out the process
  6. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Conclusion

This easy to read book is one in a series of compact employment law guides providing an invaluable resource for managers navigating their way through the increasingly complex world of UK employment law. 

Whether a micro business or burgeoning enterprise, sometimes redundancies are inevitable, and whatever the reason it is important that they are handled correctly to avoid claims for unfair dismissal down the line.

This book steers the reader through the relevant law, and is packed with tips and advice on how to handle redundancies fairly and within the law.

Legally qualified, the author has worked in employment law for over thirty years, at board level as HR Director, as both an in house advisor and an external consultant, and worked for both employees and employers alike, advising clients on all aspects of employment law. She has represented employees and employers in employment tribunals and negotiated countless settlement deals on behalf of clients on both sides over the years.

This books gives great insights into making a staff member redundant - easy to read and understand for business owners.