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Redundancy and Restructure

Redundancy and Restructure

The redundancy process in Ireland is complex and needs to be approached with care.  The decision to carry out redundancies should usually be seen as a last resort.  An employer must ensure they have a legitimate reason for the proposed redundancies.  Legislation outlines five genuine grounds for redundancy situations.


It is vital that fair procedure is followed to ensure the company is legally compliant and to avoid costly litigation and damage to the reputation of the company.  The process should be managed fairly, sensitively and compassionately as those employees affected by the redundancy will be concerned about their financial wellbeing and face uncertainty for the future.  Those employees that remain may be feeling insecure concerning their future together with feelings of negativity regarding the departure of their colleagues.


Action HR Services have extensive experience supporting business through periods of change.  Whether it is providing advice on reviewing the business structure, building a business case for redundancy, giving advice on a voluntary redundancy process, assisting the employer to develop fair selection criteria, offering advice on the consultation process, redundancy payments and settlement agreements Action HR Services will ensure that you fulfil your obligations as an employer.  


Action HR Services can be trusted to manage the redundancy process in a fair and legal manner while also ensuring those that are affected are dealt with compassion and sensitivity.