On sick leave and taking voluntary redundancy

(12 Posts)
damppatchnot Mon 05-Aug-13 19:51:46

I work for the council (10) yrs and lost my father to cancer recently. I applied for voluntary redundancy which has been accepted however i am currently signed off with depression following nursing my dad for months. Im just worn out

The gp said i need time to rest but work have said i can go now.

Do they have to pay my notice period 12 weeks?

damppatchnot Mon 05-Aug-13 21:08:05

Bump?

flowery Tue 06-Aug-13 09:55:15

What do the terms of your voluntary redundancy say?

Under normal redundancy, if they tell you to go, they need to pay your notice, if they just allow you to go, or it's by mutual agreement, then normally no.

damppatchnot Tue 06-Aug-13 15:46:10

If you are asked to go immediately then you are paid statutory notice period which is 12 weeks

flowery Tue 06-Aug-13 16:24:42

Yes that's normal. So it depends if they are asking you to go, or if they are saying you can go but it's optional.

damppatchnot Tue 13-Aug-13 23:57:51

This is in employers code

Severance Package

Severance packages can comprise of a number of different payments or benefits made in relation to the termination of a person’s employment, which include (but are not limited to):



lump sum severance payments

redundancy compensation

termination payments on ground of business efficiency

early access to, and/or enhancement of, pension benefits (in respect of this the

value is defined as the capital cost to the Council of the early release /

enhancement).

salary paid in lieu of notice

holiday pay or any bonuses, fees or allowances paid.

lump sum severance payments

redundancy compensation

termination payments on ground of business efficiency

early access to, and/or enhancement of, pension benefits (in respect of this the

value is defined as the capital cost to the Council of the early release /

enhancement).

salary paid in lieu of notice

holiday pay or any bonuses, fees or allowances paid

flowery Wed 14-Aug-13 07:26:07

Er, ok, that doesn't help particularly.

As I said, it depends whether they are telling you you must go or it's by mutual agreement/agreeing your request.

Can you answer that question?

damppatchnot Wed 14-Aug-13 09:09:43

I applied for vs under the scheme and they agreed to allow me to go. Normally they make you work your notice but as i am off sick i cant
X

flowery Wed 14-Aug-13 09:16:11

Are they telling you to leave early or are you asking??!

If they are telling you to go, they must pay your notice period in full. If you want to leave sooner, they don't.

You can serve your notice and be off sick at the same time if you want.

damppatchnot Wed 14-Aug-13 11:22:34

Spoke to acas this morning and im right! Bloody council

flowery Wed 14-Aug-13 11:37:34

Well, hopefully you were clearer with ACAS than you have been here in terms of whether your early departure was at your request or your employer's, because if not I wouldn't rely on their answer.

<<gives up>>

damppatchnot Wed 14-Aug-13 12:49:42

Yes sorry Flowery just v stressed atm

Thankyou wink

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