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If part of your role was given to someone else in your absence and there is nothing in your contract allowing the employer to just do that, then that is indeed likely to be unfair. The employer should have kept you in the loop at the time, they should have consulted with you about the changes and they should have considered offering you something suitable. If as a result of this removal of part of your duties your job has ended up being made redundant, then there is a potential case for unfair dismissal. Whilst the employer is free to reorganise its jobs and they could have split your duties in the way they did, what they did not do is include you in these changes and consider you for any other jobs that may have been created by these changes. In the first instance you should appeal the redundancy directly with the employer. If the appeal is rejected and you are still made redundant, then you can consider the unfair dismissal option, which you must pursue within 3 months of your employment terminating.
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