How to manage: Moving premises may lead to redundancies

A change of business location may result in staff feeling their positions have changed or they may even seek to be made redundant

Change of location for businesses has been a particularly contentious issue in determining whether the redeployment is suitable.

As we emerge from the pandemic and businesses look towards reopening, the key issue for employers will be sustaining their business and trading out of the economic difficulties faced in the past year. This may involve negotiating lower rents and perhaps a change in business premises.

What employers may not realise is that, notwithstanding a mobility clause in the contract of employment, a change of location can give rise to a redundancy situation by virtue ...