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What is a redundancy? Legally, a redundancy is where a dismissal is wholly or mainly attributable to the closure of a business, relocation of the workplace or reorganisation resulting in a reduced need for employees. Redundancy is about the needs of the business and a change in requirements. It is NOT about the individual’s failings in their role. Poor performance should be dealt with through your capability and disciplinary procedures. Never use redundancy simply as a tool to root out the poor performers as this carries a high risk of resulting in unfair dismissal claims. Whether or not you are planning to