made redundant

British and Australian English
This page is about the doublespeak term made redundant


to be fired from your job

For example

  • How many workers has the company made reduntant recently?

  • We opened a factory overseas, so our local workers were made reduntant.


This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

You'll be made redundant when

a. you're no longer needed

b. you don't need a job

c. you get a better job

Contributor: Matt Errey