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The employer cannot force you to work through your notice period, however if you refuse to do so then you can be guilty of being in breach of contract. In such circumstances that would not generally be a problem because all the employer can do is pursue you for any losses they may have incurred as a result of your breach. Most commonly that would be costs associated with getting a replacement for you on short notice but if that is not necessary then not many other costs would have been incurred and also employers do not generally tend to pursue such claims. Of course you can try and discuss with them the options and try to agree on a mutually acceptable way forward and you may find that they could just allow you to leave anyway, or if they are nice they may even release you early and still pay you in lieu of notice
I would like the redundancy pay. The employer is happy for me not to work the six weeks notice as long as they dont have to pay me. If both parties agree to this can this be done.
you will still get the redundancy pay because you are still being made redundant - the notice period and the redundancy pay are separate. If you and the employer both agree that you will not work the notice period and won't get paid for it then that's as simple as it gets really - you still get your redundancy, leave on an agreed date and that is that
Thank you very much sounds good
you are welcome