Redundancy & Re-organisation

Unfortunately for many employers they will have no option other than to consider making employees redundant. Where redundancies are considered it is important for employers to seek advice from employment specialists to ensure they are following best practice in order to follow employments laws and choosing the most cost effective option for the business.

Although many employers will have perfectly legitimate reasons for making redundancies, it is still important that employers follow a reasonable procedure which involves consultation, a fair basis for selection and consideration of alternatives before arriving at the decision to make employees redundant.

There may be times where business decides to restructure their existing operations and move certain employees into different roles, with different responsibilities, and  may even involve demoting certain members of senior staff.

Our employment & HR specialists are on hand to resolve any concerns you have and guide you through the process of redundancies and restructuring. We will help minimise the risk of the potential for any claims and deal with all the formalities of making staff redundant, or resigning roles, for you.

Free employment law clinic for businesses

Every Monday we run an ‘online employment law clinic’ for small businesses in South Yorkshire. If you have a question regarding employment law within your business email [email protected] on a Monday between 9am – 4pm and one of our employment experts will respond to you on the same day.

The Employment for Businesses team

Our Employment team, is renowned for its no-nonsense, energetic and pragmatic approach. Its success isn’t just down to its extensive knowledge of the law, it’s also the way we pride ourselves on putting our client first, getting to know you and understanding what you want to achieve. To get the best results for you and achieve commercially sensible outcomes it is essential that we understand your business.

The team is highly regarded, with recommendations from many clients. The professional guide, Legal 500, also ranks Howells employment team highly in Sheffield and South Yorkshire;

Legal 500 2018

"The 'friendly and approachable' employment team at Howells is known primarily for its representation of employees in tribunal claims. Clare Fowler and Tom Bernard jointly head the team, which is supported by head of civil litigation Graham Hogarth. Fowler has particular experience delivering discrimination advice, while Bernard is recommended for his 'balanced advice, thorough and clear communication' in relation to claims. The team has recently handled disability discrimination claims, in addition to unfair dismissal claims under TUPE. The practice also has experience acting for SMEs, including advising one employer on a complex redundancy matter."

Tom Bernard
Senior Solicitor
0114 249 6640
Solicitor Clare Fowler
Clare Fowler
Head of Employment & Discrimination
0114 249 6644
Patrick Macken
Paralegal
0114 249 6669