If you are selected for redundancy then you are entitled to know the reason why. An employer must apply the selection criteria fairly, objectively and consistently. Examples of selection criteria that can be used are;
Skills and qualifications
Length of service
Performance at work
An employer must not be discriminatory when making their decision.
An employer may offer you suitable alternative employment. The alternative should be “substantially equivalent” to the role which is now redundant. It is up to your employer to show that the offer is suitable by taking into consideration the following factors:
Similarities between your current job and the new job
The terms and conditions of the new job
How your skills, abilities and circumstances are relevant to the new job
If you were to unreasonably reject the offer of a suitable alternative job then you would forfeit your right to a redundancy payment.