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You should sign your invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter. You can either sign your letter online or in print, unless your employee’s employment contract specifies that you must sign in print.
You can sign online using RocketSign.
Signing in print
Print a copy of your invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter.
Sign and date your letter.
The invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter is a formal notice which must be served properly.
You can usually serve your invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter in various ways, as long as you ensure your employee receives it. The safest way to serve a notice is to deliver it in person. Failing this, you can send your letter by courier, post, or email. To serve your letter:
In person: hand the letter to the employee face-to-face.
By post: use recorded (ie tracked) delivery and keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery. Check you have the employee’s latest address.
By email: send your letter to the employee’s email address, ideally by signing the letter online and then attaching a copy of it to your email. It’s a good idea to request a ‘read receipt’ as proof of service.
You should always check an employee’s employment contract before sending them an invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter. Employment contracts may specify that letters (or ‘notices’) regarding employment must be sent to the employee in a specific way (or cannot be sent in a specific way). For example, a contract may state that you cannot serve letters by email. You must follow any such requirements to ensure that your letter is valid.
A copy of your invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.
You should also:
If you email the letter, download a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any ‘read receipts’.
If you post or hand deliver the letter, keep a copy of the signed letter that was sent and anything else that was sent with it.
It is good practice to, where possible, tell the employee in person that they’re being invited to a redundancy appeal meeting before you deliver them an invitation to a redundancy appeal meeting letter.
You should also make sure you give employees a chance to ask questions about the appeal redundancy process and ensure that you follow fair procedure throughout the process. For more information, read Redundancy.