2 years 10 months
I can confirm I have had no meaningful consultation, no meetings whatsoever and yesterday I was told by HR that my period of consultation ends on Friday 2nd May 2014 with no advice of any meeting.
The letter I have advises that "a number of positions will be put at risk". HR have told me that only one position, my position is at risk and legally they do not have to offer a period of consultation. However they sent me a letter advising that I would enter a period of consultancy and was asked to leave work and refrain from working during this period, no access to emails, company phone etc.
Since leaving the site I have also learned through friends at the company that Great Yarmouth branch restructure means the General Manager for the Lincoln branch will manage Great Yarmouth and Lincoln. He lives in Lincoln, I live in Great Yarmouth. In total there are three General Managers one each in Great Yarmouth (me), Lincoln and Aberdeen. The General Manager at Lincoln has shorter service than myself. The Lincoln branch is a larger branch than Great Yarmouth with more employees but I don't see that as a reason why that manager is given the role without consultation, a transparent selection criteria being set up or a selection process taking place.
Both of the other General Managers are still at work and to my knowledge have not been advised they are at risk and have not been put on a period of consultation.
I see know reason why I could not be considered for the job of managing both Great Yarmouth and Lincoln in the same way the Lincoln General Manager has been given responsibility for Great Yarmouth branch. This I think is unfair.
I believe the decision to re-organise the companies and to make me redundant was already made by management before I was advised I was at risk. I have not been consulted in any way on this change and redundancy.
What are my options right now and what would you advise?
It is likely I will receive confirmation of my redundancy tomorrow; 2nd May. What would you recommend I do then.
If I was to bring an unfair dismissal case, how much would it cost, can I get no win no fee terms, how much am I likely to win?
My salary is £53,000 per annum and £5,032 per annum car allowance.