Redundancy Selection Criteria and Guidance Notes

The selection criteria an employer adopts to decide which Employees are to be chosen for redundancy are of great importance.  Unfair selection for redundancy can lead to an unfair dismissal if the employee has been employed for two years or more.  In determining the fairness of a redundancy dismissal, an Employment Tribunal will examine the employer’s pool for selection (the group of employees from whom those who were made redundant were drawn), the selection criteria which were applied to them and the manner in which the criteria were applied.  Selection for redundancy should also be in accordance with agreed selection procedures where they exist