It must have dropped off the system. I responded that you had not asked certain of my original questions which is why I had given you a poor assessment. I note from your response that my situation is not great and that it seems the Company and the CEO hold all the cards. I do not think that going down the grievance line makes sense since they will clearly state that the skillset that they now need would require significant re-training (accountant or investment specialist) which would be inappropriate and thus all I would do is waste time and potentially spoil my chances of a good package.
Thus, noting that my situation is being controlled by the Company, I just need responses to the following questions please:
a. Am I able to use the documents I found on the Company's internal system to prove that this was a pre-planned exercise? If I can, would they be any help anyway?
b. They are offering me £67,000 payment based on 3 year's service and a £91,000 salary. Is this good?
c. How long should I get to look for other jobs - i.e how long should my gardening leave period be? Is it the length of my notice period (6 months)? If so, can I expect full pay during that time whilst I am effectively at home looking for another role?
d. If I find a job that starts in the middle of my gardening leave, do I have the right to draw both salaries from the new job and the old one which I have been made redundant from?
e. What else can I expect from the redundancy package? For example, I will be losing a significant pension scheme which will not be replicated elsewhere...can I claim for compensation? Or is this included in the lump sum?
f. What can I do if I am not happy with the final settlement?
g. Are there any issues I should be aware of before I sign any settlement? For example, if they want me to sign a gagging order?