If a business has to cut down on expenses, this can lead to far-reaching consequences. This is certainly the case, when groups of employees are made redundant. The works council plays an important role in the impact that reorganizations, cutbacks or closing down of a department can have on staff. It must watch over the interest of the employees and the business, but also contribute substantively to necessary changes. To ensure support, management must consult the works council timely and meticulously. We assist works councils or employers in designing collective dismissal processes that run smoothly.