What is the difference between redundancy and genuine redundancy?

A genuine redundancy means the employee is being dismissed because the employer doesn’t require that position to be filled anymore. A redundancy is not genuine if the employer: still needs the employee’s job to be done by someone.

Can you make a fixed-term employee redundant?

Yes, a fixed-term contract can be terminated by reason of redundancy before the end of the term. Redundancy will be a potentially fair reason for the dismissal.

Can you contract out of redundancy?

If your contract of employment does not address the issue of redundancy, entitlement to a redundancy pay will not be implied as a term of your contract, and therefore cannot be contractually enforced. Further, where an award or policy exists, it is not possible for your employer to contract out of these protections.

How long after making someone redundant can you replace them?

Therefore, generally, you should not recruit into a role that you have made redundant for a minimum of 6 months after the termination date of the employee.

How do you know if redundancy is real?

A genuine redundancy is when:

  1. the person’s job doesn’t need to be done by anyone.
  2. the employer followed any consultation requirements in the award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement.

How do I prove my redundancy is real?

An employee may still be genuinely made redundant when there are aspects of the employee’s duties still being performed by other employees. The test is whether the previous job has survived the restructure or downsizing, rather than a question as to whether the duties have survived in some form.

How long can a company keep you on a fixed-term contract?

An employee can be kept on successive fixed-term contracts for a limit of four years. If your contract is renewed after that you become a permanent employee unless the employer can show a good reason why you should stay on a fixed-term contract.

Do zero hour workers get redundancy pay?

If you’re on a zero hours contract you’ll be categorised as a ‘worker’ or an ’employee. As with fixed term employees, you may be eligible for redundancy pay and other statutory entitlements on a zero hours contract if you’ve worked continuously for your employer for two years or more.

Do you get taxed on redundancy pay?

You won’t pay any tax on your statutory redundancy pay.

Can employers not pay redundancy?

Statutory redundancy pay is the legal minimum. Your employer can’t pay you less than this. But they might have to pay you more if your employment contract says so. This is called ‘contractual redundancy pay’.

What is sham redundancy?

Examples of a sham redundancy Your employer has either taken on someone new to carry out your role, or advertised it externally. The role remains the same but your employer simply amends the job title. You are made redundant from a part-time role because they want to make it full-time.

Can you be made redundant then replaced?

Although you cannot make someone redundant and then replace them with someone fulfilling the exact same role, you may be able to replace them in a similar position. The contract must look different and there must be discernible and reasonable changes that require the redundancy and refilling of the position.

What are the FWAs and the terms of the FWA?

FWAs Through the FWA and the Terms of the FWA, an institution commits to HHS that it will comply with the requirements in the HHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations at 45 CFR part 46. The Federalwide Assurance (FWA) is the only type of assurance currently accepted and approved by OHRP.

When do I need to update my FWA?

The institution must update its FWA within 90 days after changes occur regarding the legal name of the institution, the Human Protections Administrator, or the Signatory Official Obtaining a submission number is the first step to update or renew a FWA.

Do you have to have an IRB to get an FWA?

Each FWA must designate at least one IRB registered with OHRP. Before obtaining an FWA, an institution must either register its own IRB (an “internal” IRB) or designate an already registered IRB operated by another organization. I would like info on…

Who is final authority for Federalwide Assurance ( FWA )?

For U.S. federally-conducted or –supported research covered by the FWA, the U.S. federal department or agency that conducts or supports the research retains final authority for determining whether the Institution complies with the Terms of Assurance.