Employment and Immigration Partner Valerie Lambert was contacted before her client commenced a restructure, which it envisaged would involve a collective consultation – a process which must be followed if 20 or more employees are being made redundant in any 90-day period in one place of work. Valerie advised across all aspects of the process and assisted with producing the necessary documentation. She was also on hand to help with any contentious cases that could arise during the process.
Following a successful restructure, the client said: “Our company has developed a great partnership with Valerie over the years as she has helped us navigate through some very difficult and complex situations. The most recent of these being a collective consultation for a three-dimensional redundancy structure which impacted most departments of our workforce.
This included a review of the strategic plan, advice and approval, helping to draft, finalise and collate documents and providing advice to navigate some of the contentious elements which arose throughout the process.
We value Valerie’s commercially minded and practical approach in dealing with these situations. She is exceptional at her job, and cares for and protects our company’s position ensuring excellent outcomes. Valerie and I have a pro-active partnership; she is considered not only as a trusted adviser but also part of my extended team. I would not hesitate to endorse Valerie.”