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  • Summary of dismissal for redundancy letter

    This document is GDPR compliant.

    Confirm selection for redundancy using this dismissal for redundancy letter. This redundancy notice covers the employee's dismissal arrangements including garden leave or payment in lieu of notice, final salary and holiday accrual. It also covers any outstanding points in relation to the dismissal, the amount of statutory redundancy compensation to be paid (if any) and the appeal process.

  • When should I use a dismissal for redundancy letter?

    Use this letter:

    • to confirm the dismissal of an employee for redundancy, following a consultation process
    • if you are planning to make one or more (but less than 20) employees redundant
  • What's included in a dismissal for redundancy letter?

    This letter covers:

    • the reason for dismissal
    • the response to any points outstanding from the redundancy consultation process
    • the termination date
    • whether the notice period will be worked or paid in lieu
    • arrangements for holiday pay
    • post-termination restrictions
    • the statutory redundancy payment
    • arrangements for any outstanding expense claim
    • the need to return property belonging to the employer
    • the continuing consideration of suitable alternative employment
    • the right to time off to seek alternative employment
    • the right to appeal against dismissal
  • What's a dismissal for redundancy letter?

    A dismissal letter for redundancy confirms the dismissal of an employee on the grounds of redundancy. It sets out the employee's dismissal arrangements, final salary, holiday accrual and any outstanding points in relation to the dismissal, the amount of statutory redundancy compensation to be paid and the appeal process.

  • Do I need a dismissal for redundancy letter?

    You need this letter when you want to dismiss someone on the grounds of redundancy.

  • What processes must be followed before issuing this redundancy dismissal letter?

    Before issuing this redundancy dismissal letter, an employer must ensure that the correct redundancy processes are followed. An employer should:

    • attempt to avoid or reduce redundancies by considering alternative employment structures or roles (eg switching from full time to part-time)
    • warn all potentially affected staff of the risk of redundancy at an early stage in the process
    • consult each affected employee about possible redundancy before a final decision
    • choose staff for redundancy carefully, fairly and rationally and consider any suitable alternative employment
    • give the employees the right to appeal

    For further information read Redundancy pooling and selection. If you are unsure whether you followed the correct procedures, Ask a lawyer.

  • Why do I need to consider the likelihood of suitable alternative employment for the employee?

    The redundancy of an employee may be deemed unfair if the employer has not considered other less drastic solutions at work (eg offering alternative employment to potentially redundant employees where it would be reasonable).

What are some other names for Dismissal for Redundancy Letter?

Redundancy termination letter, Letter confirming redundancy.

Last reviewed or updated 17/06/2022

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