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Failure to offer alternatives to those at risk of redundancy…

By August 17, 2018Uncategorized

A midwife has won £5,000 compensation following a claim that her employer failed to inform her of potential vacancies and positions she could apply for whilst her role was at risk of redundancy when she was on maternity leave.  Although the company claimed it had offered alternatives and stated that any oversights were unintentional the judge held in favour of the claimant, Naomi Leigh-Poole.

 

When working through redundancies always remember those absent from the business.  Ensure consistency in consultation and have an audit trail of; alternative roles offered, recruitment freezes and that you have considered and possibly instigated “bumping”.