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I am home based in France, 4 days per week but expected to

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I am home based in France, 4 days per week but expected to travel into UK twice a month for around 3 - 5 days. Yesterday I received a telephone call from my Director informing me that my role was officially at risk and given a 45 day consultation period through to 25 April. I was then asked to speak to him again whilst in the Manchester Office over the phone on the 20 March to say whether I was going to apply for one of the two ring-fenced jobs - both of which are full time and London based. Today my line manager who is also at risk forwarded an email stating that I should now remain in my home office in France for the consultation period. I phoned HR and asked 1 Am I still in post until the 25 April - yes 2 Am I expected to undertake my role fully until the 25 April - yes I was then asked to put the problem in writing which I have done including the two question above and the fact that after 18 years service I expect to be treated with dignity and respect as reflected in the Redundancy Policy. I have received the figures which are 52 weeks salary including the 3 months notice period. I have formally asked that I continue my duties as previously planned (ie three trips to the UK) until the 25 April and I have asked why I have been told to remain in France. I have also questioned the legality of isolating me from the team (all at risk) and the opportunity for face to face consultation during the 45 day consultation period. Where do I stand? What are my rights? Realise it is a complicated question but guidelines and thoughts would help. If told to remain in France, unable to undertake my duties to the same standard as prior, could this constitute constructive dismissal. Regards. Carole XXXXXX

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. I can only advise based on UK law so if you are happy to proceed on that basis, please let me know how long you have worked there for?