Redundancy is a form of dismissal.
An employee is dismissed by reason of redundancy if the dismissal is due wholly or mainly to:
Employees who have been continuously employed for two years will be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment. However, employees only need one year’s continuous service to bring a claim for unfair dismissal, so it is important that any redundancy procedure is carried out correctly and fairly.
Should you have a redundancy situation you should contact the ABDO HR Service Advice Line ( to discuss how to deal with this.