The redundancy process is not a simple procedure; therefore employers need to ensure that the process is done in compliance with the legal rules.
When a redundancy situation occurs, employers will have a potentially fair reason for dismissal. However, the law would require an employer to inform and consult employees, to adopt a fair selection procedure.
Failing to follow the above steps may potentially give rise to complaints of unfair dismissal by redundant employees.
By seeking advice right at the commencement of the redundancy process, you can help minimising the amount of complaints and potentially save costs.