For every employer it is indeed a very difficult and tricky situation that their position has been made redundant. Making an employee redundant and telling the same to his/her is hard sometimes.
You need to try to minimise the impact on the employees involved, make sure you’ve explored all possible alternatives and do the right thing by your business.
Redundancy can also be a tricky area legally and you should be aware of all your employees’ entitlements and the legal risks involved. You don’t want to leave yourself vulnerable to an unfair dismissal claim. Fair Work organisation (FWO) has issued many guidelines and help notes on redundancy for employers to consider before making this decision.
Keeping in view of the complex nature of redundancy and legal aspects, we have prepared a set of documents to help employers and HR Managers for reference.
The above mentioned documents are listed below:
- Redeployment Letter
- Retrenchment Letter
- Letter Setting Up Consultation Meeting
- Redundancy Checklist
- Consultation Meeting Checklist
- Notice to Centre link of Proposed Terminations
- Statement of Service
- Without Prejudice Letter
- Deed of Release
Société Alliance can help employers in further customising these letters and documents in the light of your organisation and in particular reference to your industry. The above documents are based on Australian laws and can be helpful to avoid any unfair dismissal claims.