Redundancy

 

Redundancy occurs when an organisation no longer requires a particular job to be performed by anybody.  When referring to redundancy, it is the actual job and not the individual that is made redundant.  Should termination be a result of the job becoming redundant, then the individual or individuals are considered to have been retrenched.

Redundancy can happen for a number of reasons, some of which are:

  • mergers or acquisitions
  • changes in the economy including recession
  • changes in technology resulting in a particular job function(s) no longer being required
  • relocation of business
  • outsourcing of a particular job function

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Redundancy

Information sheets

Minimum notice and redundancy pay entitlements under the Fair Work A

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Redundancy selection criteria

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Checklists

Avoiding unfair dismissal claims when making redundancies

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Templates

Employee redundancy consultation letter

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Notice to Centrelink of proposed terminations

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