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You cannot realistically claim redundancy for a proportion of the hours you did. You either get made redundant from your job as a whole or you don’t. There is no halfway house where you get partial redundancy.
Whilst you could push for redundancy from your normal role on the basis that what you have been offered instead does not amount to suitable alternative employment, you cannot force the employer to make you redundant. If that was the case, then you will have to consider resigning and claiming constructive dismissal instead, which if successful, will get you compensation similar to what you would have received had you been made redundant.
If it gets to that and you resign, before a person can make a claim in the employment tribunal, they would be required to participate in mandatory early conciliation through the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
The purpose of this process is to allow ACAS to mediate between the claimant and respondent to agree on an out of court settlement in order to avoid the need for legal action in tribunal. The respondent does not have to engage in these discussions, or if they do and the talks are unsuccessful, the claimant will be issued with a certificate allowing them to make a claim.
However, if a settlement is reached, the claimant would agree not to proceed with the claim in return for the agreed financial settlement. Other terms can also be agreed as part of the settlement, such as an agreed reference.
The next steps you need to take in order to initiate the conciliation procedure are to contact ACAS, either online by filling in the following form (https://tell.acas.org.uk/find-a-solution-to-your-employment-dispute), or by phone on 0300(###) ###-####
If the conciliation process was not successful and you then wanted to make a formal claim in tribunal, you can do so here:
Does this answer your query?