Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today.
Is he planning on replacing her. I do not think that this is the case but just want to clarify the position before advising?
No I work there & have done since I retired 7 years ago with no pay!!!!!!
Ok thanks, ***** ***** entitle to make her redundant as the need for a person to do the job has ceased or diminished so this is perfectly legal.
He needs to invite her to a meeting to say unfortunately he can no longer employer her. She needs unfortunately to be paid notice , or asked to work notice of 12 weeks before the termination date given her length of service.
He also needs to pay statutory redundancy pay.
You will find a ready reckoner at https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay
If he has difficulty paying her I would suggest he contacts the Redundancy payments Helpline. There are circumstances in which the government guarantees redundancy payment if the employer genuinely cannot pay them.
If you have any further quesitons please do ask.
Thank you.What happens regarding the reduced hour option during that redundancy period
Hi, you cannot really do that I'm afraid as you would have to give the same amount of notice to reduce hours as to make her redundant otherwise you are in breach of contract.
If she agrees to work reduced hours then that would be ok but without her agreement it is not possible.
The exception to that is if she has a written contract which allows for short time working or lay off which I think is unlikely.
Thank you so much for your advice.I will save this for my hubby to have a look at
No problem, do please remember to rate my answer and do come back to me in the future if you need to.