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Redundancy On Your Mind?

By Alan J. McDonald


If you are facing redundancy due to a restructure or downsizing at your workplace, your employer owes you certain obligations.

Generally, an employer must:

  • Consult with you about workplace change – some workplaces require additional consultation with a union;
  • Consider options for redeployment – this includes within related entities;
  • Give you notice – in addition to notice of dismissal many employers are required to give notice of the date that a position becomes redundant.

Remember, the position and not the person is redundant and the larger the organisation the more likely that there is a suitable alternate role for you.