Reorganisation, Restructuring and Redundancy

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Focus on employment law challenges that face your organisation and examine the legal aspects of restructuring.



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17 July 2018
Duration: 1 day
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11 October 2018
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Effectively managing the legal implications of organisation change, whether through redundancy, outsourcing or other forms of reorganisation, is crucial in order to avoid expensive tribunal claims. This course examines the legal aspects of restructuring, focusing on the employment law challenges for employers.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.  Call our in-house training team to discuss your particular requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Mrs Kate Shepherd

Mrs Antonia McAlindin

Antonia is a qualified barrister - specialising in labour law. In addition, Toni is a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an Employment Tribunal Member. She is past Chair of both the CIPD Scottish Partnership and the Women's Legal Defence Fund Scotland and a former Member of CIPD’s national committees on Employment Relations and Equal Opportunities, and a current member of its Employment Relations Panel. She was a part-time lawyer with the Citizens Advice Bureau and a member of the CBI Employment policy Panel, an Adviser to an NHS Trust and an Associate of the Edinburgh Human Resource Academy at Napier. She was formerly a Board Member of the Employment Research Institute at Napier University, a member of the Employment Forum. She was a member of the Court of Stirling University for 6 years and for 10 years was a member of the board of a Further Education College.
Who is it for
HR practitioners responsible for employment issues within their organisation.

The Reorganisation, Restructuring and Redundancy course will give you an up to date view of the key legal issues that you need to consider before changing organisational structure, including contract changes, redundancy law, individual and collective consultation requirements and TUPE issues.


Managing redundancy

  • The key principles and the law
  • The selection process – the ‘pool’ of selection and selection criteria
  • Finding suitable alternative employment
  • Avoiding unfair dismissal claims

The Consultation Process

  • The duty to inform and consult – when and how it applies
  • TUPE and collective redundancy

TUPE and outsourcing

  • When does it apply, who is covered?
  • Employee rights and TUPE
  • Outsourcing and changes to service provision
  • Communication and consultation
  • The practical lessons

The role of HR in a merger

Changing employment contracts

  • Drafting the new employment contract
  • Harmonisation of terms and conditions
  • Varying a contract of employment
  • Avoiding unfair dismissal and breach of contract claims
  • Constructive dismissal

Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

People who have been on this course say

I found the course really interactive, enjoyable and the sessions engaging. The course has enabled me to take a more confident approach to handling these situations due to the knowledge and skills that I developed at the training session. Imelda, HR Helpdesk Consultant
The course was fantastic, covering all the topics I was interested in and including history which I found very useful for overall understanding. Charlotte