I have worked there over 9 years, start date was 10/01/2005.
Hi, sorry I was offline when you replied this morning. To answer your queries:
However, if you are issued with formal notice of redundancy then you have the option of asking them to allow you to leave before your notice period expires, for example, because you have found a new job. In this case, you can give a written 'counter-notice' to your employer to terminate your employment on an earlier date. This is a right given under section 136(3) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
For the counter-notice to be legally valid it must be submitted within a specific time period:
If you serve their counter-notice correctly and the employer either accepts it or does nothing, your employment will terminate on the date specified in the counter-notice. Your entitlement to their statutory redundancy payment will not be affected.However, if the employer refuses your counter-notice, you can apply to an employment tribunal for an "appropriate payment" (that being the whole of the redundancy payment you would have been entitled to, or part of it). In deciding whether to award such a payment, the tribunal will you employee had for wishing to leave early and the reasons the employer had for requiring you to remain in employment until the expiry of your notice period. For example, if the reason for the counter notice was to start a new job and mitigate the effects of redundancy and the current employer did not urgently require you to remain and work your notice period, it is a situation that will work in your favour.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
Thank you, ***** ***** the answers I expected. I
was hoping there might be a way of
Oops, I meant to say, a way of going when everyone else does.
Sadly not, you are all employed under your own individual contracts - your employer could decide to make some of you redundant at one point and others at another - there is certainly no rule that all must go at once. Some could be retained for longer than others and the only rules that would help you to leave early are the ones mentioned above
you are welcome