A dismissal is not a genuine redundancy if the employer:
Still needs the employee’s job to be done by someone
Has not followed relevant requirements to consult with the employees about the redundancy under an award or registered agreement
Could have reasonably, in the circumstances, given them another job
But the answer of what is next is not always so clear, and Ms Plush said it is important to take the time to find out what you want.
“Do a budget looking at what your expenses are and what you need to be earning,” she said.
“Ask yourself ‘what are my skills? Can I use these skills to transfer to a role in my industry? Or is there an oppor-