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So how long have you worked for this employer for?
Hi there, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. Even if the employer is offering VR, they would be legally required to follow a fair redundancy procedure before making the employees redundant. This would involve consulting with the affected employees and having a bunch of volunteers would not remove that requirement.
That aside, you should be told what you are signing up to. If the employer is being cagey about it then either do not sign, or sign with the wording “subject to contract” or “subject to agreeing redundancy package”. Something along those lines so that it is clear you are not agreeing to this until you have also agreed on the package you are leaving under.
So what the employer is dong is not illegal (at least in terms of not giving you the redundancy package in advance), but it can make it difficult for them to say you are bound by any subsequent offer if you have not seen it beforehand and should allow you to rescind the redundancy offer.
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