Employee Reorganisations

At the forefront of opening up new ways to deliver business legal services, Outset’s approach combines consistent quality, excellent communications and leading edge technology to ensure the best possible outcome at an affordable cost.

Redundancy & Restructure

Inevitably, businesses sometimes have to be restructured and that can mean having to consider making redundancies. But when this happens, most good employers are focused as much on behaving fairly towards the employees affected as they are upon future operational needs.

This makes good commercial sense because, handled insensitively, those employees who depart can have a highly detrimental effect on their past employer’s reputation. And those who remain can develop a negative mindset towards their employer because of what they’ve been through - known as “survivor syndrome”.

Our employment lawyers have years of experience of helping our clients strike the right balance between future business need and fairness to affected employees. We have vast experience of supporting large corporate clients who are making hundreds of redundancies across multiple sites, involving collective consultation with trade unions and employer representatives; right through to supporting micro-businesses whose restructures might affect only a single employee - and pretty much everything in between.

We are able to work alongside you from the initial planning stage; through to restructure announcement; to effecting notices of dismissal, and transitioning other employees into different roles. On that journey, a wide variety of legal and commercial issues often present themselves, and we stand with you to help you decide which course of action you should take.

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