Redundancy?

If your job is no longer required to be performed by anyone, then your position has become redundant. This is often due to changes in the organisational structure and operational requirements of the workplace.

If you are made redundant, you are entitled to a redundancy payment that is proportionate to the length of your employment, ranging from 4 weeks to 12 weeks of pay.

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I work for the Victorian Public Sector and my position has just been declared a surplus. What are my rights? Will I be offered a Targeted Separation Package?

The declaration of a surplus of positions to departmental requirements is not to be used by the Department to deal with unsatisfactory performance or conduct, and you should not be unlawfully discriminated against.

Unfair Dismissal Lawyers
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I believe I have been made redundant because of my age, what are my rights?

Business restructuring is a convenient tactic for some employers who are looking to reduce labour costs. Redundancies are common in the process of conducting structural changes, and the section process for determining who is made redundant can be unlawful if proper process and procedure is not followed.

My job has been automated and I no longer have a role, what are my rights?
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My job has been automated and I no longer have a role, what are my rights?

 Where there has been a change in ‘operational requirements’, and your job is no longer required to be performed, your position becomes redundant. A change in operations requirements include circumstance in which a machine is available to do the job that was performed by you.

left a well-paying job for a new role, but am now being made redundant
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I have left a well-paying job for a new role, but am now being made redundant. Do I have any legal recourse?

Even when a redundancy can be proved to be genuine, there may still be legal recourse in circumstances where your employer engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct.

Employment Lawyers
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My company has lost a tender for a project I was employed under, am I entitled to a redundancy?

When an employee is hired for the purpose of a particular contract, loss of that contract can often result in loss of job, without redundancy.

Unfair Dismissal Lawyers
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What processes should a company follow before making a redundancy payment to you?

If you believe your employer has unfairly or unjustly made your position redundant, it may have failed to follow procedural requirements surrounding the redundancy of your position. Your employer is obliged to follow a process prior to making the redundancy package payment.

Unfair Dismissal Lawyers
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Am I entitled to be paid out my owed time in lieu upon being made redundant?

Being made redundant can be an incredibly stressful time for any employee.  With all the upheaval, it can be unclear what rights you have available to you as an employee. While the process of seeing through a redundancy can be quite complex, it is important to understand what you are entitled to in order to ensure you receive what you are duly owed.

Workspace Lawyers
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My workplace has been moved to an unreasonable location, am I entitled to a redundancy?

The assignment of a new work place location can place a burden on an employee in the form of time, cost or even where that employee can live. In circumstances where an employee is worse off due to a relocation that employee may be entitled to claim a redundancy entitlement.

Do I have to accept a redundancy if the redeployment options offered are not suitable?
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Do I have to accept a redundancy if the redeployment options offered are not suitable?

In an age where employers are becoming increasingly cost-focussed in the face of economic stagnation and narrowing profit margins, employees are often made redundant in an attempt to save on wage costs.

How do I know whether my employer’s decision to make my position redundant is lawful or genuine redundancy?
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How do I know whether my employer’s decision to make my position redundant is lawful or genuine redundancy?

Redundancy is a far more complex concept than most people know. Even judges get it wrong. There is no substitute for sound legal advice but here is a start.

Workspace Lawyers
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When does my 21-day period start?

If you wish to lodge an Unfair Dismissal or General Protections Involving Dismissal application with the Fair Work Commission, you have 21 days beginning from the date your dismissal takes effect.

I did not sign an employment contract, what rights do I have?
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I did not sign an employment contract, what rights do I have?

You still have extensive rights and responsibilities as an employee, even if you have never signed an employment contract. The terms and conditions of your employment can be found in 4 places:

  • The National Employment Standards in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth);
  • Any applicable industry modern award;
  • An employer-specific enterprise bargaining agreement; and/or
  • Rights under other pieces of legislation.

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