Seek an employee's consent to withdrawal of redundancy notice

Key points

  • After having given an employee notice of redundancy, an employer may have a change of circumstances that render the redundancy unnecessary.
  • While the employer cannot withdraw the redundancy notice unilaterally, it can, during the notice period, seek the employee's agreement to withdraw the notice.
  • While the employee will be under no obligation to agree to this, where he or she refuses the offer, this may affect his or her entitlement to a statutory redundancy payment.

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