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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Is the new full time position different to your current role?
Hi sorry I was offline by the time you had replied earlier, just working on this now
If due to a redundancy situation the employer has to make employees doing the same or substantially similar role redundant, they must ensure that some form of fair selection method has been applied, rather than just automatically selecting one person and making them redundant.
If the newly created job is something which you and your colleague are both suitable to do, then this position must be offered to both of you as a 'suitable alternative job', which is something the employer is required to do in the event of redundancy. The employer would then have to adopt a fair and objective method of selecting who is to be placed into that position and who is to be made redundant.
For example, they could adopt a competitive interview process, or some other scoring exercise, as long as there is a degree of objectivity, rather than an automatic selection.
So if the employer has given no thought as to why you are not getting the job and automatically given it to your colleague, you can challenge the way this has been handled and ask that a fair method is used to determine this. If the employer does nothing and still proceeds with making you redundant, you will first have the chance to appeal the redundancy with the employer, before considering whether to take this to an employment tribunal by making a claim for unfair dismissal.
it may be the same position in terms of the tasks but the hours are different so technically it will be a different position and anyone that is suitable for it can be placed against you to try and get it
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