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Dept. Restructure, Alternative Jobs offered but noredundancy option, is this right?

There have been a Dept. restructure, I was given three jobsto apply for. The three roles are different to what I am doing but does draw some similarities.

1) Considering that my current job is no long availableshouldn’t the option of redundancy be also offered to me?

2) Can my employers force me to take one of thethree jobs?

3) If I do take one of the roles, are they obligatedto give me a trail ie take redundancy within 6 month of job start date

I’ve asked HR for a copy of my current job description butthey have not responded to me, why do you think this is?

Any help and advice much appreciated

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From above i would say yes they can, "broadly similar" jobs means the employer can move you and you are not redundant, the current post has been changed or deleted, technically your redundant, they offer suitable alternative employment and if you decline/refuse you have no right to redundancy


Unless you can show the new post is not similar at all especially in financial terms they do not have to pay you redundancy, not only does this need to be shown to your employer but more-so an employment tribunal that going off feedback i get from people still involved sway more and more to a job is a job in the current employment market


from memory, legally the trial period on both sides (they can also say sorry your not right for this job) is 4 weeks


have you requested your JD formally (in writing) which would be needed in any case, verbal requests last as long as the soon forgotten conversation

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Thank so this Atlas01, I've wrote to HR and chased in person, they said they were trying to locate a copy and would send it to me on Monday, which they didn't, so I chases again in writing but no response. They are usaully really good at replying to issues it's only now that they seem to be ignoring me.

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Ouch, this is a tuffie, Its also happening currently at my job place where I work, Manager is leaving and we have 2 departments that will be working closure in time.

I would continue chasing HR, we have someone at my place who is in a similar situation whos been working with the company for over 10 years and with our manager leaving it puts it into 2 new job roles technical supervisor roles... :/ Its so confusing,

I hope you get this sorted :)


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Basically if you unreasonably refuse on offer of suitable alternative employment then you are effectively resigning and so would lose your right to redundancy pay.


There's nothing to stop you asking if redundancy is a possibility though.

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