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Redundancy policy checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Make the Redundancy Policy available to employees. You could, for example, include it in induction packs, send it out by email, or put it on an intranet site.

A copy of your Redundancy Policy will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

You should also download and securely store a copy of your Redundancy Policy for your records.

Make sure you comply with the law on redundancy. Just having a Redundancy Policy doesn’t mean you've complied with your legal obligations. Make sure that you follow the processes and guidelines contained in this Policy if the time comes to make redundancies. You can use our Redundancy advice service if you’d like guidance and support through the redundancy process.

Remember that this Redundancy Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by employees. You can ask employees to sign an acknowledgement to show that they have seen the Redundancy Policy, but it’s not legally required.

Keep records of any amendments made to this Redundancy Policy. If you amend your Redundancy Policy after publishing it you should store a copy of your new version and keep a dated copy of each previous version of your Policy that has been in force. You should also maintain a record of when each version was introduced and how it was made available to your employees.

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