Formal Redundancy Termination Notice – Due to Coronavirus
This letter can be used to serve notice of termination to an Employee due to Coronavirus, the Employer should be aware that, where it makes a payment in lieu of notice and there is no contractual right to do so, there is a risk that it may not be entitled to enforce any restrictive covenants that are contained in the employee’s contract of employment.
Please note that it is no longer possible for notice to run alongside furlough (and to claim from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in relation to notice pay). This is the case regardless of the reason for termination of employment. Where an employee is on furlough, they will need to be taken off furlough for their notice period, where the employee is required to work out their notice period.
You can find more redundancy documents in our toolkit under Coronavirus and in the redundancy section, if you need and assistance please contact a member of the HR and You team.