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that puts my mind a little at rest, I do have another question which relates.
I was encouraged to sign a contract (I would say under duress but that is difficult to prove),which retired me from a partnership which had never been fully executed. Can I challenge the validity of the partnership and my employment status?
I was previously employed, then offered partnership within the company(paid the same salary, paid same tax) to then retire from partnership but employed still with the company.
I have maintained the same employee number etc throughout
it went from a ltd company, was bought out and then became a partnership or sole trader( I cant remember which) then back to a ltd company
I only ever received my salary which was dictated by the 1st ltd company
I made no financial contributions to the business nor received any payout to retire. When the company was bought out I was included as an asset and my employment transferred with the company. The company is now trying to make me redundant and refuses to honour my full 12 year redundancy because I signed out as a partner, I had 9 years continuous employment before the company was sold and the partnership created. A year receiving the same salary(with tax deducted by the company) but my workload increased in order to push business forward, and the past two years I have been employed again still at the same salary but back to my original job description as it was under the original ltd company.
anything further AJ?
no it was just an agreement I wasn't given any time to digest the information, just told it had to be signed that day, virtually immediately.