Redundancy On Your Mind?

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.