According to the Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee is dismissed by reason of redundancy if the dismissal is wholly or mainly attributable to the fact that:
- the employer ceases to carry on the business in which the employee was employed;
- the employer ceases to carry on that business in the place where the employee was employed;
- the needs of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind cease or diminish; or
- the needs of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind in the place where the employee was employed cease or diminish.
Ensuring that you manage a redundancy process fairly and effectively is vital to good communication, and avoiding claims from employees.
A letter to be issued following the final individual consultation meeting to confirm redundancy, payments, notice and leaving arrangements.
Used as part of the redundancy consultation process, this is a detailed letter that informs the employee of future consultation meetings and also explains the reasons why the company is considering redundancies.
Use this letter to offer alternative employment to an employee whose job has been identified as redundant.
A model redundancy appeal meeting invitation letter template to issue in line with best practice, containing clear and effective wording, which is easy to edit.
A model redundancy consultation final meeting invitation letter template to issue in line with best practice, containing clear and effective wording, which is easy to edit.
Individuals provisionally selected should be consulted before any final decision is made.
Redundancies are, unfortunately, a real possibility for any employee, so having a consistent and transparent approach to consultations is vital.
A redundancy selection criteria matrix sets out the criteria that will be applied in deciding which employees to make redundant.
This is a standard Settlement Agreement containing redundancy specific wording, to protect the employer against claims of unfair dismissal when terminating an employment contract.
This letter confirms to an employee whose job was made redundant that a trial period in a new job has been successful.