Bumping

A “transferred redundancy” or “bumping redundancy” is where one employee (A) is provisionally selected for redundancy but is subsequently retained in a role unrelated to his original area of work, at the expense of the holder of that unrelated role (B) being made redundant. The House of Lords (Murray v Foyle Meats) has held that the redundancy of (B) is still caused by the reduction of work in the area of the business that (A) was employed in, and is therefore a genuine redundancy situation.