When to use it
Use this letter to offer alternative employment to an employee whose job has been identified as redundant.
Dear [Recipient first name],
OFFER OF SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE EMPLOYMENT
We are pleased to conclude our recent discussions and formally offer you the position of [role] with effect from [date] reporting to [title]. I have enclosed a role profile.
The offer of this position is subject to a 13 week trial period on both sides from the date of commencement, which will be upon written acceptance of this offer. Should either party decide during or at the end of this period that you are not suitable for this position you may be entitled to redundancy payment.
All other terms and conditions remain
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Reviewed 30 April 2022
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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.