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Coping with Redundancy

Facing the prospect of losing your job or being made redundant can be a stressful and confusing time.

If you think you're going to be made redundant you need to understand your rights.  

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, caused by your employer needing to reduce the workforce. For example: new technology or a new system replaces your job; the job you were hired for no longer exists; there is a need to reduce costs; or the company is closing or relocating. Normally your job must have disappeared for you to be made redundant. However, it can still be a genuine redundancy if someone else's job disappears and they are moved into your job, making you redundant.

Help and Advice

You can contact West Lothian Advice Shop for help and advice.

Access2Employment is the council's main provider of support and advice to help West Lothian residents into work.

Training and Self Employment

Jobcentre Plus can help you by providing free full-time education and training for up to a year.  For more information please contact Job Centre Plus (opens new window)

Working for yourself maybe an attractive option. West Lothian Business Gateway offer a range of services to assist you if you are thinking about starting your own business.