Redundancy
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Redundancy Documents

A range of documents covering every redundancy scenario

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First redundancy consultation letter
Redundancy law is much more complex than paying an employee off. There must be a genuine redundancy situation and you must treat the employee fairly in the procedure you use prior to the dismissal decision being taken. The starting point is to explore whether compulsory redundancies can be avoided, for... Read more
DOWNLOAD April 2021
Type: Letter
Second redundancy consultation letter
When contemplating making an employee redundant, you will first need to enter into a period of individual consultation, which will involve arranging a series of meetings with the employee to discuss your proposal in more detail. Compulsory redundancyOnce you have explored all the avenues to avoid a redundancy... Read more
DOWNLOAD April 2021
Type: Letter
Redundancy payments ready reckoner
Statutory redundancy pay is the minimum payment that must be made to an employee who is to be made redundant. It is calculated according to age, length of service and their gross weekly pay.Redundancy paymentsIf the employee that you're making redundant has been employed by you for two years or more,... Read more
DOWNLOAD March 2021
Type: Document
Offer of alternative work
Use our form to offer alternative employment to an employee whose job has been identified as redundant. This is an essential part of a fair consultation procedure, assuming, of course, that there is alternative work available.Alternative workDuring a redundancy programme, you may find that you're able... Read more
DOWNLOAD January 2021
Type: Letter
Information and consultation flow chart
This flow chart highlights the various situations where you may be legally obliged to inform and consult with a variety of employee representatives.   Overview of main obligationsHealth and safety: You must consult with employees or their representatives on health and safety matters. Safety representatives... Read more
DOWNLOAD January 2021
Type: Flow chart
Collective redundancy information and consultation checklist
Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal but you must still act reasonably. This means that you must properly explore other options to redundancy, fully consult with the affected employees, adopt a fair selection procedure and offer suitable alternative employment to the redundant employees... Read more
DOWNLOAD August 2019
Type: Checklist
Dismissal on notice due to redundancy letter
Dismissal on notice letter due to redundancy letterYou should only use this letter where the employee has been employed for less than two years and you are making less than 20 redundancies within a 90-day period. This is because longer-serving employees have unfair dismissal rights so they need to be... Read more
DOWNLOAD September 2018
Type: Letter
Employee rep role explanation letter
Where you're about to start collective consultation on redundancy with appropriate representatives, you might find it useful to let them first know what their role is in the process, particularly if it's a new experience for them. You can use our letter for this purpose.A helping handWhere you propose... Read more
DOWNLOAD September 2018
Type: Letter
Invitation to nominate as employee representative in redundancy situations
The law imposes far-reaching obligations on employers to notify and consult with appropriate representatives about proposed collective redundancies. Where there is no recognised trade union and no current employee representatives who have authority to act for this purpose, use our letter to start the... Read more
DOWNLOAD September 2018
Type: Letter
Letter confirming no compulsory redundancies necessary
Where you've accepted volunteers for redundancy, you might find yourself in a position where you no longer need to make any compulsory redundancies as a result. Use our letter to let other affected staff know they're no longer at risk of redundancy.  Voluntary redundancyAs part of a fair redundancy... Read more
DOWNLOAD September 2018
Type: Letter
 
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