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Redundancy can be a straightforward process, provided that the procedure is correctly followed, so keeping the right records is key. There has to be a genuine reason for redundancy because it is the employee's job or function that is being made redundant, not the person. These may include : A restructuring or reorganisation A need to reduce overheads because of falling sales or increases in losses An increase in automation, so that there is no longer any requirement to employ the number of individuals previously employed. However, redundancy can be so easy to get wrong and not getting it right could