The trend amongst employers who have an appetite for termination of employment contracts by any means appears to a trend that has moved the use of redundancy like procedures that end in the worker being without a substantive position and the employer having achieved the goal of unfairly dismissing the work under the cloak of redundancy, albeit for non-genuine reasons.
There are a few steps that must be met by the employer in this regard and they include;
- Consultation with the employees whose position is proposed to be made redundant, with a genuine intention to allow the worker an opportunity to propose alternatives and for those alternatives to be genuinely considered by the employer, and
- Genuine effort to discover redeployment opportunities, and
- Exploration of all opportunities with related entities.