When running a business, it’s unlikely you’ll have to do anything more difficult than making employees redundant. Telling somebody that they no longer have a job, particularly if they are not at fault, can be very challenging, but it’s a scenario many business owners will encounter at one time or another.
Redundancy or dismissal?
Though the consequence of redundancy and dismissal is the same – the employee losing their job – the circumstances are not. A redundancy occurs when an employer concludes that a particular role is no longer required, whereas a dismissal is generally the removal of an employee with the intention of hiring someone else to replace them in that role.