Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
The aim of a redundancy consultation is for both the employer and employee to discuss the proposed redundancies and find potential ways of avoiding them. Whilst the employer has a duty to try and find suitable alternative employment that exists at the time and offer it to you for your consideration, at the same time you can be asked to provide your thoughts on the situation and comment on ways you may feel the redundancies could be avoided or you could save your job. Whilst you cannot be forced to do that, if there were options or suggestions which you could put forward for the employer's consideration you have nothing to lose by doing that and it would be recommended that you do so. If you have anything in mind which could highlight alternatives for making you redundant and prompting the employer to reconsider their position then it would be helpful and if you can do this through the document you have been requested to submit then you should consider doing so. Whilst you would not be penalised if you do not do this, it may not allow the employer to consider any alternatives which you may have in mind and which could allow you to retain your current job (or a variation of it) without having to go down the redundancy route
they have to offer you whatever suitable alternative employment is available at the time - if the trainee roles are all that is available then that is all they can offer, but if you know of other positions that would also be suitable and they have not been offered to you, you may certainly challenge them over that
What discussions specifically?
if you were not formally moved to the new job and had specifically indicated you are disputing this and were not happy to move the employer would find it difficult to argue that your present job is being made redundant because it may not have formally become your current full time job. It could also look suspicious that they were trying to move you into a new job and suddenly that job has become redundant.
submit the proposals as requested, see what happens with the consultation period and if the employer proceeds with the redundancy then you can appeal that and if your employment is terminated all you can do next is consider a claim for unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal
yes exactly - you have specifically refused to accept the new job and even though you helped them with aspects of it, it had never become your official job so at the least you still have another job which you are currently doing and that is your substantive post which you have done previously
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