Redundancy can be one of life’s toughest challenges and one that we are very often unprepared for. First and foremost you have to deal with your emotional response to this stressful situation which may range from shock and anger through to denial and finally acceptance. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, thousands of people have been in the same situation, and talking things over with family and friends will help. You will also find lots of practical advice online to help you deal with redundancy and evaluate your options.

MirsRemember that a lot of the information you will find online in relation to redundancy and employment rights reflects UK legislation.

 The Isle of Man has its own legislation covering employment which includes redundancy payments. 

The Manx Industrial Relations Service, an independent, Government funded organisation can provide you with free and impartial advice regarding redundancy and have published a Redundancy Guide.

Finances will probably be foremost in your mind.  If you are out of work, you may be entitled to benefits. To find out more about what you may be eligible to claim, please call into or contact the Department of Social Care’s Markwell House office.

Although, at the time, it may be difficult to see any beneficial aspects to redundancy, many people have in fact used it as an opportunity to make a positive change to their career path - for example, successfully setting up their own businesses.


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