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Restructure & Redundancies

Times of organisational change can be stressful for employees, especially if changes are poorly managed or communicated.  Sometimes changes are proposed by your employer to ensure their organisation is relevant and productive. The process of making these changes needs to be transparent and fair.

What can I expect before being made redundant?

​Employees must be consulted about changes to their employment terms and conditions. Often a redundancy letter is presented.  Employers must provide affected employees with an opportunity to provide feedback on the changes being proposed, and employee feedback must be properly considered before anything is finalised.  Ending employment through redundancy is the last option and should only happen after all redeployment options have been exhausted.​

 

If a reduction in staff in the same role is occurring, you must be provided with the criteria being used to determine who will be made redundant.  This is called the ‘Selection Criteria’.  You are entitled to provide feedback on the selection criteria to ensure it is fair.

I was given a notice of redundancy - what now?

If you are being made redundant it would pay to give the friendly team at bossed a call to discuss ​your situation.  You may be able to ask your employer to provide:

  • a longer notice period to allow time to find another job

  • paid time off to go to job interviews

  • free access to a CV writing or interview skills course

  • a positive written reference supported verbally 

  • paid notice in lieu of working 

  • an ex gratia payment 

  • redeployment opportunities and help finding alternative employment

  • a casual role within the new structure

Can I be made redundant?

If your role is 'redundant' this means your employer is saying the work you do is surplus to the requirements of the business.  If the work you do still exists and you believe you shouldn't be made redundant then call the expert team at bossed for advice.  If a reduction in staff who perform the same role is occurring and you aren’t the worst performing then you should also call us, your dismissal may be unjustified.

How can bossed help me?

Our bossed representatives are excellent at what they do and will support you every step of the way.  We can communicate effectively on your behalf and negotiate the best possible outcome for you, whether that is redeployment or an excellent redundancy package and outplacement support.  Whatever your situation we can help to keep the process transparent and fair.

Contact our friendly team today for a FREE & confidential consultation. Fill out our form below or call us on 0800 BOSSED

What does it cost?

In most cases, our help won’t cost employees/individuals anything.  When you first make contact, we will provide a free  15 minute consultation and confidential advice about your situation.  If your problem requires dedicated support from our team and/or formal representation we will aim to ensure any fees are covered by your employer. Have more questions? Click below to read more about the difference between bossed and 'no win no fee' organisations:

Contact Us

​0800 BOSSED (267 733)

admin@bossed.co.nz

All information provided to us is strictly confidential. For email and online enquiries, we'll respond to you within one business day.

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