An employee dismissed for redundancy is normally entitled to– redundancy pay; so one way for employers to resist redundancy pay– claims is to argue that redundancy was not the reason for the– dismissal. The advent of the unfair dismissal provisions brought– about a subtle change in employers’ tactics. It was often in the– employers’ interests to argue that redundancy was the reason for– dismissal, since redundancy is one of the grounds on which a– dismissal may be held fair (see Chapter 13); redundancy pay not only– attracts a rebate from the Redundancy Fund, but is also usually less– than unfair dismissal compensation.–
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