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We are currently going through a restructure at work and I

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We are currently going through a restructure at work and I have interviewed for a position on Tues of this week. The decisions have not been made on who is successful and no offers given yet, they are still in the selection process.

I have changed my mind regarding the role and would like to take voluntary redundency. Can I retract my application evenly after interviewing for the role and still be eligiable for redundency pay?


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3 years 10 months

Ben Jones :

Thank you for your patience. Whilst there is nothing stopping you from retracting your application for the job, that will not guarantee you redundancy. If the only option at present was voluntary redundancy, then whilst you can apply for that it would be for the employer to decide who gets it so applying for it does not guarantee it. If you miss out on VR there is still a chance that you may have to be made compulsory redundant but again there is no guarantee and there is a risk that you may end up in your job without being made redundant. I suggest you approach your employer to see if they are open to you going down the VR route and once you have their confirmation that you will be made redundant only then withdraw your application for the new job.

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