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Handling small-scale redundancies - A step-by-step guide

Handling small-scale redundancies - Step 6

Allow staff to appeal

There is no statutory obligation for you to have an appeal procedure for redundancy dismissals, as the Acas Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance Procedures does not apply. However, when you give formal notice of a redundancy dismissal, it's good practice to offer an appeal (although if you have a contractual dismissal policy you still need to follow that).

Building in an appeal system:

Appeal process

Appeal decision

Consider the matters raised as part of the appeal process, without unreasonable delay, and, make a decision on the outcome to either refuse or uphold the appeal.

Whichever you decide, confirm your decision in writing as soon as possible.

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