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Urgent advice! redundancy or being fired

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PurpleWithRed Mon 01-Dec-14 12:55:51

If you are being kicked out of a company and have worked for them for less than 2 years, does it make any difference to you whether you are being fired or being made redundant? any differences in process or payout? Assume they are offering 3 months money in lieu of notice as per contract.

For a friend! Thanks!

PurpleWithRed Mon 01-Dec-14 13:21:44


HermioneWeasley Mon 01-Dec-14 13:23:20

No difference in payments but might impact on reference - redundancy looks better than dismissal

PeterParkerSays Mon 01-Dec-14 13:37:33

Presuming your friend wants to get another job, their CV will look better if they were made redundant than if they have been sacked.

You don't generally get the choice though - bluntly you get fired if you aren't up to doing the job and made redundant if the job is no longer needed.

PurpleWithRed Mon 01-Dec-14 14:06:29

It was the payments info I was after - thanks. The employers seemed to be completely unclear about whether they were making her redundant or firing her (that kind of company...). Sounds like it doesn't matter to her so obviously redundancy looks better. Although in the industry in question being fired isn't always seen as a bad thing!

crabbyoldbat Mon 01-Dec-14 18:24:06

She'll have a problem claiming benefits if fired, and redundancy payments will probably not affect them (unless they're very big)

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