Guide

HR documents and templates

Redundancy forms and templates

A redundancy situation can arise in the following circumstances:

  • the employer has ceased, or intends to cease, to carry on the business for the purposes of which the employee was so employed
  • the employer has ceased, or intends to cease, to carry on the business in the place where the employee was so employed
  • the requirements of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish
  • the requirements of the business for the employees to carry out work of a particular kind, in the place where they were so employed, has ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish

Specific Employers' Handbook guidance

Further best practice advice and practical documents to help you with redundancy are included in the Invest Northern Ireland Employers' Handbook including Section 22: Redundancy procedure (PDF, 319K)

Sample documents

You can download the sample documents below to help you manage the redundancy process:

For further information, see redundancy, restructures and change.

Alternatives to redundancy

You may wish to consider alternatives in order to avoid redundancies. For further guidance see Section 23: Lay-off and short-time working (PDF, 33K) of the Invest Northern Ireland Employers' Handbook.