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Redundancy vs return to work bonus

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hannasbananas Fri 12-Jun-20 15:13:59

Hi All

I've been wondering if anyone is good with employment issues/law etc and thought I'd take my chances posting.

*Some context*:
I've been on Mat leave since Feb 2019 and was due back in March 2020. Have since been furloughed so haven't actually returned to work** but have been part of conference calls etc.

I believe I am going to be let go/made redundant shortly due to the industry I work in and current coronavirus social distancing guidelines etc. Other colleagues have already been made redundant.

I was due to receive a return to work bonus in August (paid 6 months after returning to work).

My Question:
Do you believe I would have any rights to the bonus if I am made let go/redundant - considering it wouldn't be my choice to leave?

It's so frustrating as it would be a substantial amount of money (several months salary).

Any opinions welcome!

Thanks so much.

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hannasbananas Fri 12-Jun-20 15:18:19

Urh. Please excuse my error with the bold text... not sure what happened there.

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ivfgottostaypositive Fri 12-Jun-20 15:18:52

I'd say no since you haven't actually returned to work

Dadnotamum72 Fri 12-Jun-20 15:38:17

I'd say no if you are gone before the 6 months but if after it's not your fault so yes in the same way as people acrue holiday on furlough.

LIZS Fri 12-Jun-20 15:43:40

if the six month deadline falls within your redundancy notice period then the bonus would be still due, unless being under notice is excluded but the terms.

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