Pitfalls in Redundancy
Potential Pitfalls and things to watch out for
There are a number of things that employees should look out for if they are faced with redundancy:
- If there are less than 20 people being made redundant in your establishment, the consultation period could be relatively short, you could find that a proposed restructure is announced, you have a consultation meeting and are terminated within a period of 10 days to two weeks
- Your employer can ask you to work your notice during your furlough period
- Your employer can ask you to take your holiday during your notice period, even if you are furloughed or on Garden Leave.
- If you are furloughed your notice should be paid to you at 100% of your salary, even if you were receiving a reduced rate as part of the furlough scheme
- If you have worked for your employer for more than 2 years you will be entitled to Statutory Notice, this works out as 1 weeks' notice for every year you have been employed up to a maximum of 12 weeks, OR your contractual notice whichever is greater
- You must be given a right of appeal to your redundancy
- If you are on pregnant or on maternity leave you should be given priority for any Suitable Alternative roles
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