Throughout a redundancy process, the employer must consider whether or not it can offer a redundant employee suitable alternative employment, either within the organisation or with an associated employer. This obligation may extend to considering roles that are not vacant, as well as those that are. Where the alternative role is not vacant, it is referred to as “bumping”. A bumped redundancy occurs when an employee whose role is not at risk of redundancy is dismissed as redundant and the resulting vacancy is filled by an employee whose role is redundant.


Original article ‘What is a bumped redundancy‘ Written and Published by Xpert HR


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