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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
Why are you not applying for any other positions - are they not suitable?
But are any of these positions suitable for you to do when compared to what you used to do until now?
ok thanks let me get my response ready please
I am still here, I have to check a few things on other pages
It is entirely possible for the employer to refuse your request for VR and they do not have to give any reasons for doing so. VR is where employees are given the opportunity to volunteer to be made redundant instead of going through the compulsory redundancy process but that does not mean their request will be accepted or even considered. The employer has the final say as to who they allow to leave under VR and if they do not wish to let some employees go through it, whilst allowing others to do so, that would not be unlawful. They just have to be careful not to discriminate between them based on any protected characteristic, such as gender, age, race, religion, etc. However, if none of these apply, then the employer has the final say as to who is granted VR and who is not.
The issue you face by not applying for any new roles is that you are then likely to be considered as having resigned and may lose your entitlement to any redundancy pay. In a redundancy situation the employer has a duty to offer you the chance to apply for any suitable alternative employment positions that may be available in order to avoid having to make you redundant. If such positions are offered to you but you unreasonably refuse to apply for them or simply reject them, you will be resigning and will not be made redundant so you will not be entitled to any redundancy pay. You will only keep your redundancy pay if the offer was unsuitable or it was reasonably rejected. You have said that the offers you have are suitable and as such you will be expected to apply for them and be considered for them. You will only be able to be made redundant if you are unsuccessful in these and the employer has to then make you redundant, assuming no other suitable vacancies exist.
Not necessarily as you would have to show that the reason they were given redundancy is due to their age, in fact often this may go against you because the older employees would usually get higher redundancy payments so it does not work in your favour that the ones that were chosen were selected due to their age as the employer would likely be paying them even more than you. Also it could be a coincidence - that is possible. Had you been the older one and the employer selected younger employees instead, in order to avoid having to pay you higher redundancy, then that may have been more helpful to your case
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Many thanks, noted