Draw up selection criteria for redundancy

Key points

  • To dismiss an employee for redundancy, an employer must adopt a fair procedure, including a fair selection process. As part of this process, the employer should draw up fair selection criteria to select employees for redundancy.
  • The employer should consult with the appropriate representatives of affected employees about the selection criteria.
  • The selection criteria should be reasonably objective and relevant to the job, rather than subjective. They should be capable of being supported by evidence, rather than based solely on personal opinion.

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