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Many thanks for your patience. The main issue here would be proving that you had basically been set up to fail. The employer could always try and argue that they genuinely needed these skills in the job and that if you did not have them, they would not have been expected to employ you in these roles as you would not have been suitable. So I would say that from a legal perspective, these types of claims can be quite tricky to prove and pursue.
In any event, you should be entitled to redundancy if your current role ceases to exist and you are also not able to take find anything else with that employer which is suitable for you. So worst case scenario is that you get redundancy.
If that happens you can still consider pursuing the employer to try and claim unfair dismissal. Whilst it is a difficult claim in this case, as discussed, the claim is free and the simple fact that you have made a claim against them could prompt them to consider offering you extra compensation to get you to drop it. So it could be used as a good negotiations tactic to try and engineer some compensation, which you would not have necessarily received at this stage.
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