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HCR Law Events

7 January 2022

Redundancy, Termination and TUPE

Redundancies, termination, and business sales can often seem like a minefield. However, with clear guidance and understanding, these more difficult aspects of running a business can be simplified.

Redundancy

No employer wants to find themselves in the position of making staff redundant. However, in a challenging, ever-changing world, it can be hard to think clearly about what your business needs now and further down the line, to provide the best chance of survival.

At Eagle HR, we can help you develop a strategy for headcount reduction, should you need it, and advise on the procedural steps that need to be taken to ensure a smooth process. We’ll also ensure your employees receive their legal entitlements, lessening the chance of employment tribunal claims. We can also attend on site with you or on your behalf to deliver difficult messages to help maintain employee relations. If you’re looking to restructure your business, we can also help you with appointments to suitable alternative or newly created positions.

In the event your business is in a more distressed position, and you require legal help, we work with a number of insolvency solicitors who can be on hand to provide pragmatic advice on the process of restructuring.

Termination

If an employee needs to transition out of your business, we at Eagle HR can guide you through the steps and procedures, whether it be a resignation or a dismissal. We’ll organise and draft documents and handle disciplinary procedures for you.

With our range of expert HR advisors and consultants, we can handle all stages of a disciplinary process should you require it. We can be beside you as an advisor or act on your behalf, reporting our recommendations and findings to enable you to make the right decision.

TUPE

TUPE – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations lay out what needs to be done to be legally compliant when buying or selling a business, or through mergers and acquisitions. Our HR experts can assist you with the requirements to inform and consult with employees as required under these regulations. We can also attend on site to do this on your behalf. If you’re considering an acquisition or sale, we can put you in touch with our specialist corporate lawyers who can advise on all aspects of business transactions.

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Elaine Fisher, Partner (non-solicitor), Senior HR Consultant

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