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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. As far as it stands does your contract still expire on 25 June?
yes I did at one point say i might extend this date but then realised it would only be for their benefit not mine so I emailed HR & said i will stay with the 25th as my end date
How long was your notice period by contract and when was it issued?
I was informed on the 2nd april & then went into 30 day consultation i hen received confirmation 21st may that they were continuing & my finish date was 25th june
By contract how much notice are you due?
5 weeks as I would have been working there 6ys come september
ok let me get my response ready please
ok thank you
Hi Ben are you still there ?
Once your employer has issued you with formal notice of termination, they cannot extend that period without your consent. The notice is legally binding from the date it is issued and cannot be retracted or amended without you agreeing to it. So if you do not want to extend that notice period, you have every right to expect them to honour it and terminate your employment on the date the official notice expires.
Your rights to retaining your redundancy would not be affected by this, even if the employer has tried to extend your notice but you have refused. The only time they can try and withhold the redundancy is if you were offered a suitable alternative position as part of the redundancy and you unreasonably refused to take it up. However, if no offer has been made before your employment terminates then you are technically made redundant and the employer is not able to withhold your redundancy or any other pay, such as wages or holidays. If that does happen you will be protected and can make a claim in the employment tribunal to pursue what you are legally owed.
brilliant thank you for your help
you are most welcome