Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Have you already been issued with notice of redundancy?
And you are planning on going off sick after you have been issued with such notice?
It should not really affect you in any way. For example the employer cannot withhold your redundancy payment if you are off sick during your notice period. It could potentially affect you If you go off sick in the consultation period as it means you may not be able to attend consultation meetings and whilst it does not mean the employer cannot consult with you, it may take form via other means, such as letters, emails or over the phone and may not give you the same benefit as person to person meetings. But overall going off sick does not impact you legally – you will still work your notice on sick leave and your employment will terminate by reason of redundancy at the end of it. The employer cannot put a stop on the redundancy just because you are off sick.
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Only with your consent. For example the old employer cannot just disclose these to a new employer as it will amount to breach of data protection if it is done without your agreement