Definition – ERA 1996

Section 139(1) Employment Rights Act 1996:

“[…] an employee who is dismissed shall be taken to be dismissed by reason of redundancy if the dismissal is wholly or mainly attributable to —

  • the fact that his employer has ceased or intends to cease —
    • to carry on the business for the purposes of which the employee was employed by him, or
    • to carry on that business in the place where the employee was so employed, or
  • the fact that the requirements of that business —
    • for employees to carry out work of a particular kind, or
    • for employees to carry out work of a particular kind in the place where the employee was employed by the employer,

have ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish.”