Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked with that employer for?PS: I am travelling at present and won't be able to provide full answer until later tis evening if that's ok
ok thanks I will respond in due course this evening
Many thanks for your patience. Being placed at risk does not mean that the employer cannot start advertising jobs which you may be suitable for and could go for to save your job. For example, you could be working in a specific job and the employer has decided that this job is no longer required, placing you at risk. It is already decided that the job will no longer exist so being placed at risk does not mean that they are still thinking whether to keep the job or not – the decision has already been made and you are at risk because there is a risk you could be made redundant as a result of this, but it would still be possible to remain in employment by being offered some suitable alternative employment. So as it has happened on your case, the employer has decided that your specific position is no longer necessary, they have decided to remove that, placed you at risk as a result and have advertised for the newly created role. As part of the consultation process following you being placed at risk the employer can offer you the opportunity to apply for this role I it is considered a suitable alternative position. So even if you are at risk you could still be offered the job that has been advertised and in fact the employer will have a duty to do so if it is considered suitable alternative employment.
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
these actions in themselves could indicate a decision has been done before the end of the consultation process. I was only referring to the decision to advertise the job, which is possible, but to do everything else that you mentioned as well may be suggesting something a bit more underhand going on To be honest at this stage it may be difficult to predict and your position and rights will become much clearer once the decision has been made on whether you will be made redundant or not - you the have further steps to challenge this if necessary
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having a qualification in itself may not necessarily be sufficient, for example if the employer is looking for someone with specific experience, so that in itself may make you unsuitable for the position.