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In relation to the redundancy, how long have you worked there?
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Many thanks for your patience. Strictly speaking there is nothing stopping the employer from keeping the targets the same even if you have lost some of the products that made up these targets. The targets set by the employer are at their own discretion and an employer could have no targets at all or implement whatever targets they feel are appropriate. Whilst some may appear unfair, that is different to them being unlawful.
In terms of redundancy, that would occur if the employer requires less employees to do particular job. So if you were a team specifically tasked to do something and the employer no longer requires as many of you to do it, they could potentially make some of that team redundant. If you believe that your job may be at risk then there is nothing stopping you from putting yourself forward for VR. However, at the same time there is nothing stopping the employer from refusing to entertain your application or reject it. Usually an employer may not want to offer VR if there is the possibility of suitable alternative employment they could offer you, which would avoid the need for redundancy. But you have nothing to lose by asking for them to consider it.
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