A redundancy situation can arise in the following circumstances:
- the employer has ceased, or intends to cease, to carry on the business for the purposes of which the employee was so employed
- the employer has ceased, or intends to cease, to carry on the business in the place where the employee was so employed
- the requirements of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish
- the requirements of the business for the employees to carry out work of a particular kind, in the place where they were so employed, has ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish
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Notice of possible redundancies letter template
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.
Redundancy consultation first meeting invitation letter template
Individuals provisionally selected should be consulted before any final decision is made.
Prior to any consultation meeting you should send all employees who have been provisionally selected for redundancy a letter inviting them to a meeting. This letter also details the background and rationale for the proposal(s), the summary of proposal(s), the potential implications for the employee and the method of selection.
Redundancy consultation pack guide
This pack should be issued to employees at the start of the redundancy consultation process. It explains the redundancy process from start to finish, and also includes the most frequently asked questions with answers.
This gives the employee something to refer back to after the initial redundancy warning meeting and prevents a barrage of questions to the managers.
Redundancy selection criteria assessment guide
The selection criteria used by the employer must be carefully and exactly defined so that they can be fairly and consistently applied to each employee.
The criteria must also be agreed by the employees representatives.
Settlement agreement (redundancy) letter template
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 is issued in conjunction with the Settlement Agreement template.