Employers warned about redundancy costs

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Business which are planning to make redundancies could face even larger costs if they do not do follow process. The Trades Union Congress has reportedly said that some employers are using the recession as an excuse to make spurious redundancies.

Business which are planning to make redundancies could face even larger costs if they do not do follow process. The UK Trades Union Congress has reportedly said that some employers are using the recession as an excuse to make spurious redundancies as a simple way in which to cut costs. But, compensation claims are on the increase, indicating that employers do not follow their correct processes at all times. It is reported that the Tribunals Service accepted 47, 115 claims for unfair dismissal between April 2008 and February 2009, up from 40, 941 in the same period of 2007–08. A total of 9, 220 were accepted for offering insufficient redundancy pay, an increase on 7, 313 in the previous period. Meanwhile, there were 7, 382 individual claimants who won their case after the company failed to correctly inform or consult the employee about redundancy plans, up from 4, 480 in the corresponding period of 2007–08. Although somewhat recession–proof with fixed deadlines and stringent budgetary control, employers in the major events sector are not immune from the recessionary pressures affecting the global economy – and are certianly not exempt from following the correct processes in times of redundancy consultations. Dennis Mills, CEO of Major Events International, said: " Despite the difficult economic pressures around the world, the major events sector is at least one of a few sectors which is continuing to grow and expand at a significant rate. We are definitely seeing more job opportunities being identified in the sector, rather than threats of redundancy. " For further information about job opportunities across the major events sector, please email us at jshepherd@majoreventsint. com