Laying off employees sometimes becomes inevitable, especially in times of economic crunch or adverse business conducting scenarios. There are certain labour laws which are to be adhered while making your employees redundant and you must comply with all such regulations before you execute this activity. Announcement of layoff can be made via email, sending it to every individual who is to be made redundant.
You should start your email by mentioning the current position of your business and the external economic environment prevailing. Mention to the employee that the company is facing problems to pay wages of this much number of employees under current circumstances.
Begin the second paragraph by mentioning that the recipient’s name has been included in the list of employees who are to suffer the layoff. Tell the employee that it is not the fault of his/her performance but it is the need of the time to cut down the work force of the company to reduce the operating costs.
Conclude your email by telling the employee that he/she will be properly compensated for making redundant and wish him luck for his/her future endeavours.