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Expert advice if you have been made redundant.

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Helping employees with redundancy

Get advice and representation with an experienced trade union official

Unfortunately, the threat of redundancy is a common worry for many people at some stage of their working life. Nevertheless, being made redundant or being under threat of redundancy can lead to a difficult and stressful time.

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 and you should be told why you have been selected for the redundancy. Your 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?

As a team of dedicated trade union legal advisors, we are on your side. We are specialists in providing redundancy advice for employees.

We can assess your circumstances and advise you to ensure you are treated fairly throughout the redundancy process. We will help you ensure your employment rights are respected and we can represent you in meetings with your employers.

If you are eligible to receive redundancy pay we will ensure your payment has been calculated fairly in line with the terms of your contract.


If you are offered a redundancy agreement, sometimes known as a settlement agreement, we can check the terms and ensure you receive the settlement you are entitled to.

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


Initial advice package

  • 2-3 hours of an experienced advisor's time.

  • We'll discuss your employment situation and suggest the best course of action for your case.

  • Your advisor will be a professional with years of expertise working in employment law.

Further advice package

  • In-depth guidance and support on your employment situation from a dedicated advisor.

  • We'll run through a strategy for handling your case based on sound knowledge of employment relations.

  • We'll review all relevant documents and provide you with verbal and written advice on your situation.

  • We'll engage with your employer on your behalf and provide assistance on drafting relevant letters to your employer or other third parties as required.  

Formal representation package

  • All the advice listed in the advice and support package.

  • Trade union representation at one formal meeting with your employer.

  • As trade union officials, our advisors are uniquely placed to provide you with representation at formal meetings in your workplace.

  • Advice on ACAS early reconciliation process if applicable to your case

  • Representation at additional meetings will be charged at a further £400 per meeting.

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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