Letter—advice to employer client regarding employment of military reservists
Letter—advice to employer client regarding employment of military reservists

The following Employment precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter—advice to employer client regarding employment of military reservists

[insert name and address of client]

Private and confidential

Dear [insert name]

Military reservists

Following your recent employment of [[insert name], who I understand is ]a member of the reserve forces, I write to advise you as requested on the rights and obligations of the Company and the reservist.

I also enclose the following documents, which you may find useful:

  1. a sample Mobilisation letter to give to the reservist if and when called up for military service, which sets out the employment-related arrangements which will apply before and during his period of mobilisation, and immediately on his return;

  2. a Manager’s Checklist listing action points for the Company; and

  3. a Reservist’s Checklist listing action points for the reservist.

In summary:

  1. an employee reservist has training commitments, time off for which the Company may need to consider;

  2. as an employer, the Company has certain legal responsibilities regarding a reservist’s mobilisation and their reinstatement at work afterwards;

  3. the Company can claim for financial assistance to cover certain costs during a reservist’s mobilisation; and

  4. the Company can also claim incentive payments of up to £500 per month for an employee who is mobilised.

Time off

Reservists usually train for approximately 30 days a year, spread over mid-week evenings, some weekends and a two-week annual camp. You are not obliged to provide the reservist with time off for the purpose of training. However, some employers choose to

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