Discrimination in Redundancy


Covid-19 and Discrimination in Redundancy


Figures reported by The Citizens Advice Service a few months ago, showed that employees who either had to shield themselves or those they cared for were being made redundant at a higher rate than other employees.  As stated earlier, selection for redundancy should be fair.  If you feel that you have been selected for redundancy because your medical condition or age means you have to shield or to shield someone you have caring responsibility for, it may be that your employer has directly or indirectly discriminated against you, which is in contravention of the Equality Act 2010.  If this happens you should firstly speak to your employer about your concerns, and if they cannot be resolved seek further advice.


What to do if you think your redundancy has been unfair


If you think your redundancy has been unfair you should seek advice, you can do this through a consultancy service such as Employee Angels or Mosaic Mediation, who can advise you on your rights and assist you with communicating your concerns to your employer. You can also contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau, in the first instance or speak to ACAS, who can help mediate with your employer on your behalf.  If you have already appealed your redundancy then again contact ACAS or an Employment Solicitor who can assist you if you feel the need to take things further.