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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. I hope you have or are recovering from your medical matter.
There is nothing to stop you approaching your employer to enquire if they are looking at possible redundancies and if so whether you could apply for voluntary redundancy.
Redundancy happens when a job position is no longer available. It is the position that is no longer, not the ability of the employee to carry out the work.
From what you have explained, the employer is under no obligation to pay you any compensation because you have been working there 12 years. I am sorry to say but it is unfortunate that you fell ill whist at home, but the employer would not be liable for that.
If the employer is only paying SSP, is it unlikely they would be flexible on other forms of payment.
Certainly, as an employee, you are able to submit your notice at any time.
With the length of service you have, it may well be worth speaking to HR at work to see if you do tender your notice, and bearing in mind your health, would they allow you to be paid by the. In lieu of notice, so you do not return to work, safeguarding you and them.
This would mean they pay you in full for your notice period that would most likely be 3 months but you donot return to work.
That may be a good solution for you.
If they are not planning on doing anything, then they may not approach you, so you could make the first move.