Redundancy Advice

Our employment lawyers are highly experienced at advising businesses and individuals in redundancy situations.

We provide advice to employers on carrying out redundancies always ensuring that our advice is always tailored to the situation. We consider the specific needs of the business when giving advice on the procedure for making redundancy dismissals.

We have particular experience advising in relation to collective redundancies where there are strict rules regarding mandatory processes for collective consultation with employees and their representatives.  Failure to comply with these procedural requirements can lead to civil and criminal penalties.

We also advise in relation to redundancy and reorganisation proposals arising out of corporate restructuring and business transfers.

We also advise employees facing a redundancy process on the best way to achieve their desired outcome, whether that is to remain in the organisation, negotiate an amicable exit or bring a claim against the employer. We assist employees in preparing for redundancy consultation meetings, appeal meetings and in raising grievances.

We are experienced in representing employees and employers in employment tribunal proceedings arising out of redundancy dismissals.

Representative Redundancy Advice Work

Examples of our team’s redundancy work include:

  • Advised numerous employers and employees in connection with redundancy processes.
  • Advised employers in respect of collective redundancy processes and, in particular, in respect of their mandatory obligations for collective consultation with employees and their representatives.
  • Advised in relation to redundancy and reorganisation proposals arising out of corporate restructuring and business transfers.
  • Advised and represented employees and employers in employment tribunal proceedings arising out of redundancy dismissals.

Key contacts:

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Sarah Glockler

Partner Employment
Work 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2347

Biography

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsSarah qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined the firm in August 2012. She specialises in employment law.

Sarah advises a wide range of clients from large companies to senior executives on all aspects of employment law. These include advising companies on HR issues such as managing disciplinary and grievance procedures, redundancy advice, drafting contracts of employment and director’s service agreements, restrictive covenant advice, team moves and conducting employment tribunal and high court cases.

She also advises senior executives on Employee Shareholder Schemes, managed exits and settlement agreements.

Sarah is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Representative Experience

Sarah has:

  • Advised a Japanese Bank in relation to claims for unfair dismissal, race discrimination, sex discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.
  • Advised a chain of American diners in relation to general HR matters and Employment Tribunal claims.
  • Advised a pilot in relation to a whistleblowing claim.
  • Advised a number of recruitment companies and dental practices in relation to injunctive proceedings in the High Court for breach of restrictive covenants and use of confidential information.
  • Advised an insurance company in relation to a team move and potential breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Advised advertising and PR companies, hotels and restaurants on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, in particular the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

Career History

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