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How does redundancy work please?

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Jane Report 16 Jul 2008 08:19

Thanks everyone for your help.

At the moment from all the help you have given me it seems that I should get upto 11 weeks redundancy pay. It seems that they may only have to give us 28 days notice as there are only about 26 staff maximum.

They are informing us of the centers closure on Friday, but I have a feeling it will stay open till December. However if the staff find other jobs then the center could possibly close sooner. Pre school have already lost one Supervisor and another member of staff is looking for work. These people don't know about the redundancy. If they can't replace them pre school will have to close.

If I can't find work then I can stay to the end. The coffee bar assistant will probably stay. The centers managers are also being made redundant so they will be looking for a new job, if they go then that will be it. The creche staff need to be in work to pay their Mortgage so they could well leave before christmas. This is going to be a very disruptive time for all at the center.

I will just have to wait and see what happens on Friday.


Sane Jayne

Sane Jayne Report 15 Jul 2008 22:17

Hi, You should get a week and a half weeks pay for every year yu have been there up to 12 weeks from the age of 41.

Also, only need to give 90 days consultation notice if over 100 staff are to be made redundant. If under then 28 days.

Alos, are only obliged to give baisc payouts, although some Companys enhance it.

Have been there twice and fell on my feet each time, so sometimes these things are sent for a reason.

Good luck,



ann Report 15 Jul 2008 18:45

When i got made redundant i was 49.I dont know know what the age limit was maybe 47 after that you get a week and a half. Annie

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 15 Jul 2008 18:42

Been there and got the tee shirt. First thing I think is that they have to announce that you are 'under threat' of redundancy and then start a 3 month consultation period, After this period they then serve notice that you will be made compulsary redundant give you a final date of employment and discuss redundancy terms with you


InspectorGreenPen Report 15 Jul 2008 18:24

If the inevitable does happen then your employer should give you a pack of documents setting out exactly where you stand and what you are entitled to. Some employers pay more than the statutory minimum but it will vary.

As far as I understand, age can no longer be factored into any calculation as it was outlawed by the age discrimination legislation passed a couple of years ago. Length of service still applies, though.

Good luck.


Jane Report 15 Jul 2008 16:09

Thanks Teddys

I hope you're right. I think I did need a shove to move on but the uncertainty is quite scary.

The job I am looking at at the moment was making me nervous but I had made the decision to go for it. To take that leap of faith. Unfortunately now that looks as if it has been snatched away from me. Oh well something will turn up and as you say this could be a blessing in disguise.

If the admin fails I can always go back to the nursing. the nursing homes around here are crying out for staff.


Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 15 Jul 2008 15:59

Good luck to you Jane, My OH was made redundant three times, and never looked back. He would never had got the pension he has now, if he had stayed in the first job he was made redundant from, and he got a better job every time he was made redundant.

So Chin up, maybe a blessing in disguise.


Jane Report 15 Jul 2008 15:03


I am alright on that score. I have been there nearly 11 years.


Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 15 Jul 2008 14:58

One thing I remember clearly is you have to be there for 2 years before you qualify.


Jane Report 15 Jul 2008 14:41

Thanks Sally.

My payout wont be much anyway 1300 if I am very very lucky. I get the full holiday entitlement so that could be a good sign.

I thought I had another job lined up but the girl who told me about it will probably get it now as the employer is her mother. Just as I thought things were beginning to look up.



SallyF Report 15 Jul 2008 14:37

I don't know whether if you work a notice period it negates redundancy payments, probably not. But be prepared for your payout to not be what you expect as it could be Pro Rata due to you being a part time worker.
As an example: I work part time but for my 'four' weeks holiday I don't get four weeks of my contracted hours paid, I get a pro rata rate which is a fair bit less.


Jane Report 15 Jul 2008 14:33

thank you both for your advice. I have just tried google and as you say there is a lot of information there. I think I will have to wait to see what the boss says on Friday but it would be nice to have some idea of my rights.

It seems that I should get at least 11 weeks notice and redundancy pay. I guess this is if we are made redundant imediately which I don't think will happen.

If they say that we have got jobs til christmas do we loose our redundancy pay or do we get it on top of our wages? It seems so complicated at the moment.



Meduck Report 15 Jul 2008 14:20

As far as I know you should get a weeks pay for every year that you've worked there but I'm not sure. If you're near a jobcentre they should have a leaflet that explains the tables or failing that ring them and they should be able to give you a redundancy payments dept to ring.


Jane Report 15 Jul 2008 14:17

On Friday, I think I am going to be told that all staff in our community centre are going to be made redundant. What rights do I have? I have been with the company for over 10 years and if they had kept their paper work properly it would be nearer the 20 year mark. I am part time admin staff and I work for a charity.

I think we are going to be told on Friday but I am hoping we wont loose our jobs til christmas. It could be that they will give us 7 weeks notice over the holiday and then make the difference up with pay. I wont know til friday.

Can anyone give me any advice please.