Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Why do you think the sign off period would benefit a redundancy?
Staying signed off sick for 2 weeks will not really change your rights much, unless it takes you over another full year of employment with this employer, in which case your redundancy payment will be increased slightly. In the meantime you will just receive any sick pay entitlement you are due if you were off sick.
In terms of the bullying, that may not necessarily be stopped or prevented, especially if it comes from the top. You do have rights in terms of raising a formal grievance to try and deal with this and com plain to the employer, who can investigate this and take whatever action is appropriate, but there is no guarantee that the bullying will stop as a result. You are dealing with individuals here and even though they may be warned or disciplined for their actions, it does not necessarily guarantee a stop to this.
So your options are to pursue the grievance if you wanted to at least try and form ally deal with this but if that does not help then you would either need to remain off sick as long as possible to remove yourself from the hostile environment or to consider the option of leaving under some sort of financial settlement, even if that means leaving earlier than planned, although you could try and negotiate for a higher settlement for those reasons. Of course you can also continue working there for as long as necessary but that is a personal decision for you to make, depending on how you feel about staying in that environment and for how long you can do so.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
you can raise it with them - it does not have to be the employer that makes the initial suggestion, it can come from you. However, the issue with settlements is that neither party can be forced to agree to one so if the employer is not interested in pursuing the option of a settlement, you cannot do anything about that and would need to consider your other options.Hope this answers your follow up query?
Hello, I see you have accessed and read my answer to your query. 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? I just need to know whether to close the question or not? Thanks