Apply redundancy selection criteria

Key points

  • To dismiss an employee for redundancy, an employer must adopt a fair procedure, including a fair selection process. This involves applying the redundancy selection criteria to the redundancy pool to select employees as provisionally redundant.
  • The employer should apply the criteria in a reasonable, fair and consistent manner. It should avoid basing its assessment on one manager's opinion.
  • Some employers use a redundancy selection matrix, which sets out the selection criteria and gives each employee in the pool a score on which redundancy selection is based.

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