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My name is Alex Hughes and I'm happy to help with your question today.
can u help
i signed the form 14.02.2014
There is no automatic right to take voluntary redundancy when you have previously changed your mind about this. You can make a request to your employer but the final decision is now up to them.
even though i signed the form and they accepted it?
i havent had an acceptance in writting just verbally
i mean the retraction
Did your employer agree to withdraw the offer of voluntary redundancy when you changed your mind?
yes but only verbally
and i have had nothing in writting
i do have the offer letter in writing
As a matter of law, it makes little difference whether they agreed the retraction in writing or verbally.
oh dear so iam stuck i can only rely on goodwill
If they verbally agreed to retract then you have to tell them you have changed your mind and wish to accept VR. They may or may not agree.
ok i will put this in writting to them - i hope my health can take this
Yes, I'm afraid its now really down to your employer.
ok well i have a compulsory notification in june
Can I assist any further?
can i leave any earlier than that
can i ask them to bring that leave date forward
If you want to leave earlier you should ask your employer if they will pay in lieu of notice. Otherwise you can resign and work your normal notice period.
cant afford to give up my redundancy package . so i would be prepared to give up pay in lieu of notice
can i do that
my normal notice period is 12 weeks
It depends on two things: your employment contract and whether your employer will accept this proposal. The best thing is to discuss these proposals with your employer. It really is a matter of negotiation - there is no automatic right.
oh ok i have a nasty feeling i could end up with no redundancy and no job!
Can I make a suggestion? You seem to be at a complicated crossroads and need someone to look at your situation carefully. It would be worthwhile paying for a one hour consultation with an employment law solicitor.
ok how do i do that who would you recommend
Where are you based?
I would recommend this lady: http://www.levenesemployment.co.uk/people/victoria-willson.html - she's a little far from where you are but is excellent in this area of law.