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Hi I have been working for the NHS for nearly three consecutive years and have almost 5 year reckonable service. I am working on a fixed term contract which started on 24th Jan 11 and is due to end on 31st March 13. My contract and the fixed term contracts policy for the Trust says I am entitled to statutory notice or 12 weeks notice [whichever is greater]. I received a letter serving me notice on 18th February 2013 [despite having reminded HR in the first week in January] with no reason for 'dismissal' only that "the trust can no longer renew your contract" A variety of information has suggested I will be entitled to redundancy pay or severance pay [due to a breach of contract on their part] but they are indicating that this may not be the case. I was originally employed through some externally provided funds [from primary care trust] i.e. the funds were awarded to a Clinical Academic Lead within the trust who is no longer in post. They were to build the capacity of research within our trust division. Since this time the trust merged with another larger trust which have an R&D lead and my post has not been agreed for re-funding. So, the trust does not want to fund my post any longer [I suspect, they haven't actually provided a reason] which to me suggests I fit the criteria for redundancy payment. I have a meeting with HR on Thursday of this week to discuss this further. Where do I stand?
FOR BEN JONES PLEASE
When you say SOSR what potential reasons could this encompass? I can't see that my situation would amount to a SOSR.
Also, because they are in breach of contract by not providing me with the contractual notice period will this impact on what I am entitled to?