compulsory redundancy

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Occurs when employees are selected for redundancy against their will. Where compulsory redundancies are used, a number of selection criteria may be applied to decide who will lose their job. These include last-in-first-out and selection on the basis of skills or qualifications, standard of work performance or aptitude for the work, and attendance or disciplinary record. To avoid complaint to an Employment Tribunal, it is important that selection criteria are applied in a consistent and objective way and that employees are not selected for an unfair reason, such as trade union activity or disability.

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