Redundancy of employment can be a complicated and emotional process. There may be requirements for an employer to consult prior to the redundancy taking effect, depending on any applicable industrial instrument and workplace policies.

It is important to ensure that the redundancy is genuine, and that all applicable employee entitlements are paid. This includes payment of redundancy as well as providing notice of termination or payment in lieu, any additional payments provided for in the contract of employment and accrued and unused annual leave and applicable long service leave.