Employers are obliged to follow certain procedures when employees becomes redundant due to circumstances such as the closure of the business or a reduction in the number of staff.

Legislation such as the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2007 may come into play if selection for redundancy is deemed to be unfair. The Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007 provides for a minimum entitlement to certain employees with a set period of service.

Redundancy Management

CB & Associates can provide any/all of the following services to prepare for and effectively manage redundancy.
  • Redundancy payment calculations, entitlements, rebates and ex gratia advice
  • Redundancy selection (LIFO, FIFO or selection matrix) and qualifying criteria
  • Managing the consultation and communication process
  • Redundancy paperwork (forms & correspondence)
  • Legal advice on redundancy
  • Alternatives to redundancy
  • Protective notice

Outplacement Service

We can assist you to support those who have been made redundant by providing a comprehensive outplacement service which includes financial and pension advice, skills identification, job analysis, psychometric testing and career/personal assessment. Candidates may undergo training in:

  1. CV preparation
  2. Interview preparation
  3. Job search
  4. Communication skills

Post Redundancy Strategies

In the aftermath of redundancy, we can help you rebuild by advising you on cost-cutting strategies, redefining roles in the workplace and team building to ensure a brighter future.