How to handle redundancy negotiations

If you find yourself facing redundancy, there can be ways to secure a better deal that will buy you time and help in finding your next role. Photo by: Tea Oebel from Pexels

It’s a conversation that no one wants to have. But if you find yourself facing redundancy, there are ways to secure a better deal that will buy you time and help in finding your next role.

The process involved and what an employee is entitled to upon redundancy vary depending on the contract type and country of employment. Julia Lemmer, leadership and career coach at Hanaco Consulting, recommends that anyone in this situation first look into whether the employer is complying with local laws.

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    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.