Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.Can you please tell me how long have you have you been with your employer
I started August 1998 so it will be 16 years this August
Ok thank you leave it with me I need to look up a few things and then get my advice ready.I will post back on here when done there is no need to wait and you will receive an email when I have responded.
Many thanks for your patience. The consultation periods specific by law are ‘minimum’ periods and it does not mean that once the specified time is over, that is the official end of the consultation period. It is entirely possible that this minimum 45 day term has ended but that the consultation still takes place after that period. To be honest, until you have been issued with formal notice of redundancy, the employer can continue keeping you on hold s to speak and consider consulting with you at any time leading up to that. So at this stage, it is unlikely that any legal claim exists that would be worth pursuing. However, if you find that the next thing that happens is that you are issued with formal notice confirming your redundancy, you may certainly argue that the employer has completely failed to hold a fair consultation period with you and that the redundancy is procedurally unfair, which could make the whole dismissal unfair. So ensure that some fair consultation still takes place before you are issued with formal notice f redundancy as that will define your right in the circumstances.
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