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Webinar: Getting Redundancies Right

August 19, 2020 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am

London Southside Chamber in association with HR Dept presents:

“Getting Redundancies Right”

The corona-virus pandemic left business owners preparing to restructure their business

Potentially having to make redundancies

The financial and reputational risks are for getting the redundancy process wrong could be dire

With the Corona-virus Job Retention Scheme ending in October, many employers faced a worrying time ahead. The aftershock of the pandemic forced businesses to rethink their future. Sadly, in many cases, this started and continues with cutting costs just so the business can survive.

Reducing staff is usually the first cost to be cut. Yet redundancies are not the only answer; job shares, redistributing workloads, reducing hours, or even unpaid leave are all options. But what if these options are not possible and the only option is a reduction in staff? Where do you start?

What are your legal obligations? Redundancy can be a minefield for employers and getting the process wrong can carry a high price because of the legal, financial, and reputational damage a badly done redundancy dismissal creates.

This webinar:

  • Covered the legal requirements for conducting an individual redundancy
    consultation process and dismissing staff by reason of redundancy
  • Provided a practical structure that business owners and managers could follow
    to commence a redundancy consultation process
  • Explored the alternative options that business owners and managers must
    consider before they make staff redundant
  • Considered how to make redundancy an experience that hopefully leaves
    staff feeling positive and involved in the outcome

Our speaker, David Hudson is Director and Owner of The HR Dept Clapham. He has extensive experience in providing HR support across a range of sectors and in all areas of HR, from recruiting staff to make redundancies and everything in between. In this interactive workshop, David provided practical guidance based on his knowledge of employment law combined with his and his clients’ experiences in this area.

Registration is now closed.


August 19, 2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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