Redundancy letter template builder

Have you been made redundant unfairly? If so, you can answer the questions below to automatically build a letter to send to your employer, to negotiate a fair deal.

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When should you use this letter?

This letter is a ‘without prejudice’ letter which you should send to your employer if you have been made redundant unfairly. You can read more about what is and isn’t a fair redundancy in our redundancy article.

Why send a ‘without prejudice’ letter rather than a grievance?

We always recommend sending a ‘without prejudice’ letter in the first instance rather than a grievance letter, because a ‘without prejudice’ letter is off the record, so it can be dealt with confidentially, so you are more likely to get a deal.

A grievance letter, on the other hand, is on the record, so your employer has to commence a formal grievance process with investigations, meetings and appeals. The grievance process is expensive for your employer, so why not let them save the cost, and give that money to you instead.

Furthermore, once an employer has carried out a grievance process, they are more likely to believe their own hype, making them think that offering you a deal is the wrong thing to do.

How might your employer respond?

It’s impossible to predict how an employer will respond. The following are common:

  • They ask you for more details - try to provide the details they ask for
  • They say they will consider your letter and get back to you - chase them
  • They invite you to a meeting to discuss - a good sign
  • They offer you a low settlement - start negotiating
  • They offer you a fair settlement - unlikely first time round
  • They don’t respond at all - chase them

What to do if your employer won't negotiate?

If, after you've sent your letter, your employer still won't negotiate, there are still 3 actions you can take:

  • Lodge a formal grievance
  • Submit a Subject Access Request
  • Commence an Employment Tribunal claim

Could Lex check your letter?

Call us on 020 7293 0445 to discuss how Lex could check and/or send out your letter, as follows:


Lex checks, you send:

For £250, one of our specialist solicitors will:

  • [1] Have a half hour call with you to clarify your case details;
  • [2] Review and amend your letter after the call, for half an hour; and
  • [3] Email it back to you, for you to send to your employer.

We will be able to pick up on any legal points which you may have missed out.

Having your letter rewritten by us will make your employer think that you have hired lawyers, and should result in a significantly increased settlement offer.


Lex checks, Lex sends:

For £300 one of our specialist solicitors will:

  • [1] Have a half hour call with you to clarify your case details;
  • [2] Review and amend your letter after the call, for half an hour;
  • [3] Send it to your employer on our headed paper; and
  • [4] Send you any response received from your employer.

Not only will the letter be legally accurate, but you also get the impact of your letter coming from a solicitor’s firm rather than just from you. Your employer will think that you might sue them, and this normally results in the most significant increase in any offer amount.