What is Bumping? Definition of Bumping

what is bumping?

Employees at risk of redundancy may be given the opportunity to ‘bump’ another employee away from their position, so this is the second employee who actually becomes redundant. This often happens when employers don’t want to lose senior, valuable employees, and these employees don’t think about moving to more junior positions to stay in the company.

Bumping can emotionally levy taxes on all parties involved, and the agency can open up for legal action if a second employee claims to have been unfairly fired. Bumping is not appropriate in all cases and employers should look at all possibilities to see if both employees have the opportunity to be hired.

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