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I have been employed by a Government Body for practically 40

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I have been employed by a Government Body for practically 40 years (Transport for London).
I have been out sick since 27 March 2014 with Doctors Certificates awaiting two knee operations.
This week the company called me in for a meeting and stated they are going to lay me off on medical grounds and they stated that they don't need to pay me any redundancy pay. Our contract states we are eligible for 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay under the terms of this agreement, but they say they can lay-off at any time on medical grounds.
My question is:
1. Is this true what they stated
2. I am entitled to any redundancy under my near 40 years service
3. Do they need to give me a certain amount of notice
4. Can they lay-off whilst being off sick under a doctors certificate

My basic salary at the present is approximately £2000 take home pay.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  taratill replied 3 years ago.

taratill :

Hello my name is Jenny and I am happy to help you today. Can you tell me whether the 6 months full and 6 months half pay you refer to is the sick pay entitlement?

taratill :

Also does the job that you do still exist or are they making redundancies elsewhere ?