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I have been made redundant after only 11 months. The

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Hi. I have been made redundant after only 11 months. The redundancy notice specifies 30 days. However, I am paid monthly and my contract states “1 month’s notice”. Is it within the firm’s rights to give me 30 days’ notice rather than 1 calendar month (my employment ends mid-July currently).
JA: Was this retaliation? Or based on age, race, religion, gender, or disability?
Customer: No retaliation or prejudice
JA: What kind of workplace is this (private sector, public sector, etc.)? How many employees?
Customer: Private sector. Less than 10 permanent employees
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Customer: Home based, Oxford
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Customer: No
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  james bruce replied 14 days ago.
Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter. 

The calculation can be made either Callander month of 30 days. Flexibility is allowed , so yes the employer can give 30 days notice if it is specified in the contract.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  james bruce replied 14 days ago.

Your welcome.

Can I assist or clarify anything further?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No that’s it thanks. I didn’t realise a month could be interpreted as 30 days
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thanks again
Expert:  james bruce replied 14 days ago.

Your welcome.

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