The Work Couch: Performance issues in a redundancy situation
Welcome to The Work Couch, the podcast series where we explore how your business can navigate today's tricky people challenges and respond to key developments in the ever-evolving world of employment law.
However well-planned your redundancy process is, there are a number of issues that can really throw a spanner in the works: from employees submitting grievances or making data subject access requests, to historical underperformance issues that haven’t been dealt with properly.
- How the law defines a "genuine" redundancy situation and why the legal definition is so important;
- What a fair redundancy procedure looks like;
- Collective redundancy consultation obligations;
- Discrimination risks, whistleblowing and legacy rights;
- Dealing with data subject access requests submitted during the redundancy process;
- A hypothetical scenario involving an underperforming employee who is selected for redundancy: What are the red flags? What should the employer have done differently?
- Protecting people's wellbeing throughout a redundancy process and bearing in mind the potential impact on mental health; and
- Key practical takeaways for employers embarking on a redundancy process.
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