A guide written by employment lawyers to help employers plan and implement redundancies without leaving themselves open to expensive claims for unfair dismissal has been published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. "Redundancy", now in it's third edition, includes a checklist of every step that employers should take, an explanation of what grounds constitute fair reasons for dismissal through redundancy, how to objectively assess the workers who should be made redundant, and a ready reckoner of statutory redundancy pay. The guide also identifies some of the common pitfalls which can leave employers facing legal bills and some of the grounds which render dismissal automatically unfair.

"Redundancy" (ISBN 1 84398 006 1) costs £33.99 and is available from CIPD Books on 0870 800 3366.