In instances where a contract is not to be renewed and the individual employee has two or more years' continuous service, the University's end of contract consultation processes will apply. Separate guidance is available in this respect. In brief:
- A redundancy situation may exist where the requirement for work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished (or is expected to cease or diminish)
- Consultation with affected staff is required, and the University will seek to identify redeployment opportunities
- Where redeployment is not achieved and the redundancy risk is realised, if a redundancy payment is due this will be calculated in accordance with the statutory redundancy scheme.
HR colleagues will provide support to the Dean of Faculty/Director of Institute in reviewing, monitoring and instigating employee consultation where appropriate, advising on legal and procedural requirements.