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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. For now please let me know how long you have worked there.
Hi, I have worked for the Company since 18/08/08 so, almost 5 years.
Redundancy is used to describe a situation in which an employer decides to reduce the number of its employees, either within the business as a whole, or within a particular site or job role. There are various reasons as to why redundancies may be required, such as economic pressure, changes in the nature of products/services offered, internal reorganisations, relocation, etc. The reason for the proposed redundancies will rarely be challenged and the employer will simply have to justify that the actual reason conformed to the statutory definition of a redundancy.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 defines a redundancy situation as falling within one of the following circumstances:
Whilst the first two reasons are self-explanatory, it is the third reason that will be used most commonly and also the one that brings the most challenges.
Examples of when there is a diminishing responsibility to do work of a particular kind are:
If you do not wish to accept the new role that they have offered because it is on a lower salary then you do not have to and can reject it claiming it is unsuitable, claiming redundancy instead.
Can you please clarify the reason for leaving a negative rating when your question was fully answered?
My question was in no way fully answered. My question was not to do with redundancy of which a splurge of nonsense was received. It was about making a job title redundant. I have heard of this when a job becomes irrelevant or there being no use for the role, however, I explained our department was expanding due to the amount of work the job title undertakes. You had not answered whether a Company can just change a job title yet for them to undertake literary the same duties for less pay.