Hi there, please find draft letter attached. You can of course make any necessary corrections or additions as you see fit.
Account closure and redundancy
I am writing in relation to the recently communicated closure of the account I am currently assigned to. As you are aware this will likely trigger a redundancy situation, which I would expect you to deal with in a fair and reasonable manner. This would include consulting with me and offering me any suitable alternative employment that may exist.
Whilst initially I was advised that there would be suitable alternative positions in the same area and even in the same building, this has unfortunately not materialised. As it currently stands, the new account has been delayed, initially until October and now for an indefinite period. In the meantime I have only been offered the possibility of a temporary move to a different store, which is more than 1h15min commute for me. As you can imagine this offer does not amount to suitable alternative employment and as such I am unable to accept it. Whilst you have suggested that I take my holidays to cover this transitional period, I should not be ‘penalised’ in such a way and use up all my hard earned annual leave allowance to cover what is clearly an unsuitable offer.
As there is no mobility clause in my contract and I cannot be expected to move to a new location, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, and no suitable alternative offer has been made for me to take up, I am requesting that I am instead made redundant as per current employment law regulations. Whilst I would have been ready and willing to work through my notice period had I been allowed to do so on my current account or a suitable alterative, as this is no longer an option I request that I am made redundant with immediate effect by being paid in lieu of notice.
I would be grateful if you could please facilitate this as soon as possible, issue me with formal notice of redundancy and pay me up for all monies due as a result of the redundancy. I have spoken to a solicitor and have been advised of my legal rights in this position. I therefore hope that this matter will be resolved amicably and without undue delay.
I look forward to hearing from you.