It can be different at every workplace, but one thing's the same everywhere:

If you’re an employee and your workplace decides to make redundancies, your employer has an obligation by law to 'consult you' - this means ask for your input before you're made redundant. This can apply even if you’re not at risk of redundancy yourself.

When our colleagues are let go and our workplace changes, this can affect all of us who are left as well - so you may have a right to be consulted about the decision even if you’re not the one being made redundant. 

To figure out your employer’s redundancy procedure, you should check your staff handbook or your work contract. If your employer’s process isn’t written anywhere, they have to make sure you know what process they’re going to follow and you’re allowed to ask them to spell out the process they intend to follow.

The process has to explain:

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