When employers fail to make redundancy payments

If an employer fails to make a contractual redundancy payment, the employee has to make a claim within three months. In cases where the employer fails to make a statutory redundancy payment, the employee must make a claim within six months.

In the County Court the time limit for a claim is six years. If the employee’s potential claim is over £25,000, instead of the case being dealt with by an Employment Tribunal claim, it will be dealt with by the County Court.

The Acas Code of Practice (find it at www.acas.org.uk) can be the determining factor for claims. The Tribunal has can adjust the claim by 25% either way, depending on whether the employee or employer has followed the Acas Code of Practice.

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