Hi all, I am due to return to work next week after mat leave. I was called into a meeting yesterday to discover that my store is closing and as there is no suitable/viable alternative employment for me it looks as though I will have to accept redundancy. The issue is in the time frame of the announcement. I have worked for the company 11 years this year and should therefore be afforded 11 weeks notice but the closure is happening on the 8th March so is only 8 weeks notice. What happens in this situation? Do they pay me for the remaining 3 weeks? I have read about payment in lieu of service but there is nothing in my contract to state the company actually pays this. Am confused and concerned.
If you have 11 complete years of service you are entitled to 11 weeks notice. If you can only work for 8 weeks of this, they will have to pay you for the other 3 weeks in lieu, regardless of what is, or isn't, in your contract