'Engage in consultation' if job at risk, staff told
Submitted by Tim Chambers. on Tue, 13/03/2012 - 13:06
A partner from a London employment law practice has given advice about the issue of redundancy, useful for employees and managers in the course of career development.
Dale Langley & Co partner Michael Scutt says that staff should pass a refreshed CV to their superiors so that information about where else they could potentially fit into a workplace is known by managers in the midst of consulting about redundancy.
Questioning management regarding job losses was also recommended. Querying whether there were current vacancies was one example.
"Employees at risk of redundancy should engage as much as possible in the consultation process," said Mr Scutt, who has been working with Dale Langley & Co since 2002, according to its website.
On preparing for the future, he told employees: "It's probably sensible to make sure you have at least three months salary saved up in case you do lose your job, because statutory redundancy pay (SRP) is fairly minimal."
"Redundancy can strike anyone at any time," he warned.