NOTICE OF TEMPORARY LAYOFF (SHORT TIME)
As you know the business is experiencing serious financial problems as a result of economic circumstances which is affecting the industry as a whole as the business has not received orders/contracts for work for its services for the past few months. As it is not known when new orders/contracts for work will be received, the business has decided to rationalise its activities.
You previously received a notice, dates ___________________________ , that the business and employees’ representatives would discuss a possible rationalisation program. Such a meeting was held on _____________________________ .or You participated as an employee when a possible rationalisation program was discussed on ___________________ At the meeting several options were considered, such as __________________________________________________ ____________________________
In your case it was decided to give notice of a temporary layoff procedure rather than to retrench employees, and the layoff will commence on _____________________ till approximately _____________________ and it will be expected of you to report for work on or approximately ______________________ .
The decision does not mean that you have been dismissed and that the retrenchment of employees has not been applied to you, but that you have been placed on unpaid leave for the period indicated above. You are requested to furnish your address and telephonic
details in writing to _______________________ so that you can be contacted if the business receives any orders/contracts for work during the layoff period, and if it is required from you to return to work for the duration of the contract. If no further orders are received by the completion of the contract, it will be expected of you to continue with the layoff period until the business contacts you again or till the end of your layoff period. If you refuse or neglect to return to work at any time that you are sent for, and do not report for work within_________ days, the business retains the right to terminate your services and offer your position to someone else.
It is with regret that management takes this action, but has no other choice. Hopefully business will improve soon so that you can resume your normal duties as in the past.
12th August 2010 From India, Delhi