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How long have you worked there for?
Does your contract entitle you to any enhanced redundancy?
Thank you. The maximum redundancy amount under the statutory scheme is £15,750 but that is based on an employee with 20 years service or more, earning at least the maximum weekly wage that is considered in redundancy (£525). As someone who has only been there 5 years I doubt you would be able to negotiate anything near that to be honest, especially considering they can justify this as a genuine redundancy.
I appreciate times are uncertain, but that does not give you any rights to negotiate a better pay off and in the end the only way you can try and do this is if you can show that the employer either had no genuine redundancy in the first place (i.e. a sham redundancy), or they had failed to follow a fair process.
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