Redundancy as a Reason for Dismissal
- Redundancy is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal in ERA 1996, s.98(2)(c)
- The burden is on the employer to show that the employee’s dismissal was attributable to a redundancy situation as defined on in ERA 1996, s.139
- If the tribunal accepts this is the reason for dismissal, it will then consider whether the dismissal was within the range of reasonable responses.
- In addition to the normal principles, the tribunal will consider whether the employer’s redundancy procedure fell within the range of reasonable responses.