Workforce restructuring and reorganisation includes changing terms and conditions of employment to reduce costs or to improve efficiencies in a business as well as amending pension benefits.

We highlight the risks and potential liabilities as well as the best practice procedures. We also advise on consultation obligations with both employees and trades unions.

Our advice on redundancy programmes ranges from managing individual redundancies to large scale collective redundancy schemes of 20 or more people 'at risk'. We provide our clients with detailed advice on redundancy procedures, including selection and consultation, as well as statutory redundancy payments and the enforceability of enhanced contractual payments. Our aim is to ensure that our clients are fully aware of the correct procedures required in order to reduce their risks and potential liabilities

We also advise on alternatives to redundancy such as flexible working, outsourcing, re-deployment, reduced hours or capability management of employees.

If you would like to speak to our team about redundancy or workforce re-organising, please email Birketts' Employment Law Team.