What notice does my employer have to give when making me redundant?

If you are made redundant, you are entitled to the statutory notice or the notice specified under your contract if that is longer. Under statutory notice, for every year you have worked for your employer, you should get a week's notice, up to a maximum of 12 weeks after 12 years' service.

Remember that these are the statutory terms, and your contract of employment may offer you more generous terms instead. So check your contract or staff handbook or ask your workplace union representative, if you have one.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.