In the coming weeks we will be looking at different options open to an employer when it is looking to change employment contracts. We will also be looking at redundancy. However, before getting to the point of making a particular variation or announcing redundancies, it is important to think about alternatives to either approach. We consider a few options here.
We accept that some of the above are not necessarily things to consider prior to starting consultation with employees about a contractual variation and/ or redundancy exercise. However, they are all things it is sensible to consider and discuss with employees as part of any consultation process that you are undertaking. Doing this will help you show that you have genuinely explored alternatives to any change that you might ultimately introduce, and to seek to avoid any redundancies which you might ultimately have to make.