Losing your job is never a nice feeling and over the past year we have been hearing about lots of job losses, particularly in industries that were hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions. In some cases, it is certainly worth considering if your dismissal has been fair or not – if you are unsure contact someone who is a specialist in making a constructive dismissal claim like Employment Law Friend for example, as they will be able to offer you more advice.
There are many reasons for losing a job, but what we have seen a lot of in the past year is redundancy. This is when the employee is not fired for something that they have done wrong, such as gross misconduct or poor performance, but is where their job or in some cases the whole business no longer exists.
There are a few common reasons for making redundancies, here are some of them…
The business is moving to another country
There is not as much work coming in so there are not as many employees needed
The business is going to be closing down completely
The company is being reorganised meaning that one or some jobs may no longer exist, or become a different role
It is hard to cope with being made redundant for many people, especially if you have been at the company for a long time. It is worth remembering that redundancy doesn’t happen overnight so if it is looking as if your company may be making redundancies in the near future, it is a good idea to start looking for another job straight away.