Infographic: Relocation, when is redundancy payable?

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Infographic: Relocation, when is redundancy payable?

This infographic brought to you by WorkplaceInfo provides an overview of when redundancy might be payable when an employer relocates its premises.

Is redundancy payable if an employer relocates his/her business operations and an employee refuses to accept the same position at the new premises, because it is too distant or inconvenient? The location of an employee’s work is regarded as an implied condition of employment, and to vary this would require the employee’s agreement in the absence of a specific condition in the employee’s contract of employment addressing this circumstance.
 
Courts and industrial tribunals will consider whether an employee’s refusal to transfer to the new premises is reasonable in the circumstances – based on the presumption there is no effective change to the employee’s conditions of employment.This infographic provides an overview of when redundancy could be payable.

 

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