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Expert advice if you have been made redundant.

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Helping you with redundancy

Get advice and representation with an experienced trade union official

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have seen a downturn in business as a result of the government lockdown. Sadly, many employers have turned to redundancy without considering other options first.

If you're faced with redundancy, your employer must treat you fairly, taking into account  your contract terms and other legal rights.


Your employer must tell you what's going on and give you a chance to ask questions and raise objections. There should also be a fair reason for the redundancy and the employer also has a legal duty to prevent job losses where possible. 


If your employer does not follow the correct procedure, then you could have a claim for unfair dismissal, or claim compensation for lack of consultation.

How can PAL help?

If you find yourself at risk of redundancy it is often difficult to know if your employer is treating you fairly. PAL provides advice and representation during this difficult time and this could really make a difference to the outcome.

"Your advice and support was really useful in playing back to the employer many points that absolutely highlighted the indefensiveness of the allegations made."


What support can I get?

15 minutes telephone advice


Written advice


Review of all relevant documentation, written advice and a letter to your employer or other third party


Representation at a meeting


Legal advice on settlement



Costs depends on complexity but usually paid for by the employer


Early conciliation


Get in touch

If you think we could give you the support you're looking for, we'd love to hear from you - please get in touch:

You’ll be connected to a PAL advisor who can chat to you about the service without any obligation.


If you decide to go ahead you’ll be asked to provide some basic information about your circumstances to ensure that you are provided with relevant advice and that we can support you with your problem.

Call us on 020 3292 0367

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