Where you have put a role at risk of redundancy always consider (and record the process of your consideration) the possibility of bumping i.e. offering the more senior employee at risk of redundancy the role of a more junior employee.
You can, of course, decide that bumping is not appropriate. The following are some examples of relevant factors which may support you reaching such a conclusion;
Failure to consider bumping is often used by employees at risk/dismissed for redundancy to attack the fairness of the redundancy process.
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