Small firms offered free redundancy guidance


Small–business owners can access free advice on managing redundancies, following the launch of a new guide from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


‘The guide to redundancy’ is aimed at small firms that may not have access to in–house professional HR advice and contains information on the various legal issues surrounding redundancy, such as discrimination. It also contains guidance on alternatives to laying off staff such as introducing flexible working and job shares. Equality and Human Rights Commission chief executive Nicola Brewer said:

“We recognise that the law around equality and discrimination can be confusing and intimidating for people who don’t have a human resource specialist,”

“Our research with small businesses tells us they are crying out for short, easy–to–use guides in this area,” she added. “Our guide will help small businesses understand their legal obligations.”

The guide also features frequently asked questions relevant to small–business owners and details of useful organisations such as Acas which can provide further information on employment law.

For more information, read our article on redundancy.

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