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Many thanks for your patience. If you are officially employed as being part time and the only available jobs are full time or with increased hours, then you cannot be forced to accept any of them and can argue that they are not suitable alternative employment, opting for redundancy instead. Had there been a suitable alternative, for example a role on similar hours and with similar terms and conditions, then if you would have been expected to accept that, otherwise you would have lost your entitlement to redundancy. However, in the absence of such alternatives, you could eventually be made redundant. In these circumstances you can just let the employer proceed with the redundancy procedure.
There is no harm in offering to be made redundant instead, basically offering yourself up for voluntary redundancy. If there are 2 jobs and 3 employees for them, assuming that the other employees are able to take these jobs then it could make the process simpler for the employer if someone had volunteered for redundancy and they could just proceed with making you redundant and slotting in the other two persons in the vacant jobs. You would still be entitled to redundancy pay and notice pay, just as if you were forced into redundancy. So you could approach the issue with the employer and state that if the option of voluntary redundancy exists you would like to put yourself forward for that, but if that is not an option, then just allow the redundancy process to continue as normal and the likelihood is that if no suitable alternative exists for you, you are the one to be made redundant anyway.
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