This fact sheet looks at the procedure to be followed before making an employee or employees redundant.
It does not deal with the specific statutory consultation obligations that arise when 20 or more employees are made redundant, but instead covers the situation when only a few employees are affected. It concentrates particularly on choosing the pool, selection criteria and consultation.
If you are making more than 20 employees redundant, please see our fact sheet on ‘TUPE and redundancy consultation’.
What is redundancy?
Redundancy arises when an employee is dismissed in one of three circumstances:
Individual Redundancy - General - Letter offering suitable alternative employment
General - Letter offering suitable alternative employment.
Individual Redundancy - Pooled Roles - Letter to employees inviting to 2nd & any subsequent consultation meeting
Pooled Roles - Letter to employees inviting to 2nd & any subsequent consultation meeting.
Collective Redundancy - Voting Form
Election of employee representatives voting form.