Unsuccessful alternative employment trial period redundancy confirmation letter template

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Our Unsuccessful Alternative Employment Trial Period Redundancy Confirmation letter notifies employees of an unsuccessful trial, ensuring clarity and compliance.

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232 words, 1 page
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1 June 2024
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unsuccessful alternative employment trial period redundancy confirmation letter template

What is this letter for?

The purpose of an Unsuccessful Alternative Employment Trial Period Redundancy Confirmation letter is to formally communicate to an employee that their trial period of alternative employment has been deemed unsuccessful, leading to their redundancy. The letter serves several purposes:

  1. Confirmation of outcome: The letter provides official confirmation that the employee's trial period in the alternative role has been unsuccessful. It clearly communicates the decision to terminate the employment and confirms the employee's redundancy status.

  2. Notification of redundancy: The letter informs the employee that they will be made redundant due to the unsuccessful trial period. It outlines the reasons for the decision and clarifies that the alternative role was not a suitable long-term solution for their continued employment.

  3. Explanation of the process: The letter may provide an explanation of the trial period process, including the evaluation criteria, feedback received, and specific reasons for the decision. This helps to ensure transparency and understanding of the assessment process.

  4. Rights and entitlements: The confirmation letter may outline the employee's rights and entitlements regarding redundancy, including any statutory redundancy payments, notice periods, and other relevant benefits or compensation they may be eligible for.

  5. Next steps and support: The letter may provide guidance on the next steps the employee should take, such as returning company property, arranging an exit interview, and accessing any available support or assistance during the redundancy process. It may also include information on available career counseling or job placement services.

  6. Legal compliance: The confirmation letter ensures compliance with employment laws and regulations by providing a written record of the redundancy decision and the employer's communication to the employee. This helps to minimise the risk of any potential disputes or misunderstandings in the future.

Overall, the Unsuccessful Alternative Employment Trial Period Redundancy Confirmation letter serves as a formal notification of the outcome, provides clarity to the employee regarding their redundancy, and helps ensure legal compliance throughout the redundancy process.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this letter be used?
After a thorough assessment has been conducted, and a decision has been made that their trial period in the alternative role has been unsuccessful
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this letter, and to whom?
The Incoming employer to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdiction
In which jurisdiction can this letter be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom)
  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Provides the legal framework for employee rights, including provisions for redundancy, notice periods, and termination of employment.

  • Redundancy Payments Act 1965: Establishes the right to receive statutory redundancy payments for eligible employees who are made redundant.

  • Equality Act 2010: Prohibits discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics such as age, disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The letter should ensure that the redundancy decision was not based on discriminatory grounds.

What communication / process sequence is this part of?

Previous step
Offer of suitable alternative employment letter template

If you can offer suitable alternative employment for an employee in a redundant role, issue this model letter to them to offer the new role to them.

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Unsuccessful alternative employment trial period redundancy confirmation letter template
Next step
Redundancy appeal letter template

In case an employee wishes to appeal their redundancy decision, this template helps them draft a formal appeal, clearly stating the grounds for their appeal and supporting evidence.

Unsuccessful alternative employment trial period redundancy confirmation

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],


Confirmation of end of alternative role trial period

Following our letter of [date] in which we agreed that you would undergo a trial period in the post of [job title] (following the redundancy of your previous job), I confirm that the trial period comes to an end on [date].

I regret to inform you that the trial period has not, in management's view, been successful and we now believe that the post of [job title] is not suitable for you. We are therefore unable to continue your employment in that post.

As there is no other alternative position that we can offer you, this means that your employment will terminate by reason of redundancy. Your last day of work will be [date] and all terms and benefits under your contract will cease as of that date.

The date of the redundancy for the purposes of calculating your statutory redundancy pay is the date on which your original job ended, i.e. [date]. You will be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment, details of which will be notified to you separately.

We are sorry that the trial period did not work out. If you have any queries about this or would like to discuss it further, please contact me on [telephone number and/or email address].

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the contribution you have made to the company and to wish you success for the future.

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Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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