How do I know if I’m entitled to a redundancy payment?

Employees who are dismissed because of redundancy will usually be entitled to a redundancy payment. This can either be a statutory payment at the minimum rate set by the law, or an enhanced contractual payment.

To be entitled to a payment the employee must:

  • be dismissed on the grounds of redundancy
  • not have unreasonably refused suitable alternative employment
  • meet the rules for a statutory or contractual redundancy payment.