Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
How long have you been working these reduced hours?
Since March 2013.
And you have still not contested it?
Not really as the partners were were personal friends. I question the
irregular payments and just get letters promising this money will all
be paid by end of March 2014.
Do you think any of this has anything to do with your age?
No not when the job "disappeared"last year, they didn't know my
age until end of 2013. They may think this gives them a good position now-
but surely there is the issue of "age discrimination". Does redunancy
not apply after a certain age? This is something I wanted to establish.
ok let me get my response ready please
Whilst a reduction in workload could result in redundancy, it does not mean the employer has to pursue that option and they could try and deal with this in other ways, for example by reducing or amending the employees’ hours of work. This would usually only be possible of the employee either consents or their contract allows such changes to be made. So whilst there is nothing stopping you from asking for redundancy, the employer does not have to pursue it. Also there is no age limit for redundancy payments so this should not be an issue.
In the meantime you can still try and salvage this internally by going through the grievance procedure with your employer.
I have only received two lines " in the meantime etc....
Is this all??
no there is more, can you try scrolling up
No can't get any more. Can you possible cut and paste and just
send it to me as an email.
Sorry, have tried...
no problem, here it is
Thanks - got it now.
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