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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.Can you please tell me how long have you have you been with your employer
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if there are less than 20 people being made redundant then there is no formal requirement to hold a minimum consultation period, which would be 30 days in that case. So it is possible to give you minimal notice, of even a few days from telling you that you are at risk of redundancy, to actually going through with it. Once the redundancy has been confirmed you should be given your contractual notice period, which can't be less than 10 weeks in your case. The employer can then also confirm your final redundancy pay
I work in local government. They have not actually confirmed in writing that they are making me redundant. Would this mean that after my replacements month they would then have to give me 30 days notice? Or should they give me that 30 days before the end of May?
Remember that the notice is only for consultation purposes, meaning it is the period during which the employer has to consult with you about the proposed redundancy AND only applies if there are between 20-99 employees being made redundant in one establishment. If this is an isolated redundancy then this consultation period would not apply in your case so all you can expect is individual consultation which could only last a few days, before your redundancy is formally confirmed, after which you get your contractual notice period (not less than 10 weeks), and any redundancy due
I have now been told that I have a date of 31 May, but it is subject to my replacement working for 4 weeks on trial and if they are not satisfied my redundancy will be withdrawn. Could they do this, so that I won't know until the last day?
Legally, it is possible because they would have issued you with formal notice of redundancy, although they have a duty up until the last day of your employment to try and avoid the redundancy by offering you suitable alternative employment or showing that the redundancy is no longer required. So technically they can wait until the very end of your notice and advise you that you are no longer being made redundant. However, there are circumstances when you can still push for the redundancy and get your redundancy payment, for example if you have already found a new job and it would be unreasonable for the employer to expect you to stay and work for them
So what you are saying is that technically I cannot expect any notice.
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