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Redundancy Support Hub

Introduction and welcome



The legal definition of redundancy

The statutory definition of redundancy set out in section 139(1) of ERA 1996.  identifies three sets of circumstances:

  1. Business closure (closure of the business altogether)
  2. Workplace closure (closure of one of several sites, or relocation to a new site)
  3. Diminished requirements of the business for employees to do work of a particular kind


Step by step guide to the process

Our road map to the redundancy process will help guide you through the various steps you need to take in order for a smooth outcome.

Where there is a selection pool

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Where there is no a selection pool

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If you need more help and guidance, we dive deeper into each section in the resources below.


Additional resources and guides

Click on a section below to explore each section in more detail and download our helpful notes and templates.

Available downloads

Template letters

At risk letter and invitation to first consultation meeting

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Confirming provisional selection for redundancy

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Invitation to final consultation meeting

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Confirming dismissal for redundancy

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Template scripts for calls and meetings

Script: First meeting to warn at risk employees

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Script: First 1 to 1 meeting

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Script: To discuss scoring

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Script: Final 1 to 1 meeting

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Overview of the redundancy process


Talk notes: Overview of the redundancy process




Pools and selection



Talk notes: Pools and selection



How to warn and consult employees



Talk notes: How to warn and consult employees



Suitable alternative employment


Talk notes: Suitable alternative employment





Talk notes: Dismissal



Redundancy and furlough


Talk notes: Redundancy and furlough



Recap of the process


Still need help?


If you still have questions about the redundancy process or would like to go over anything in more detail, feel free to give us a call. Your first 30 minutes consultation is included free of charge. After that, you will be eligible for discounted fees.


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Statutory redundancy calculator


We always recommend that you seek advice from a suitably qualified adviser before taking any action. The information in this article only serves as a guide and no responsibility for loss occasioned by any person acting or refraining from action as a result of this material can be accepted by the authors or the firm.

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