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Redundancy question

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spokette Wed 08-Jul-09 10:57:05

Asking on behalf of my brother.

Where my brother works is currently in a 90 day consultation period and my DB's post has been identified as one that is no longer required. At the end of this period, he will be issued a compulsory redundancy notice. If he wanted to, he could volunter to go now but would lose Payment in lieu of notice which he would receive on being made compulsory redundant.

He has applied for another job and been called to an interview. If he is successful and is offered the job, will he still receive his redundancy payment if he accepts the job but has his starting date after the compulsory notice has been issued?

If he accepts the job, will the new employer contact his old employer or can my DB ask them not to in order to not alert his current employers to what he is doing?


flowerybeanbag Wed 08-Jul-09 11:01:00

So he would be starting after he finishes his current job? No absolutely no problem, he wouldn't lose his redundancy payment just because he is lucky enough to get another job straightaway.

Nothing wrong with alerting his current employers to the fact that he is applying for jobs either. It would be strange if he wasn't! In fact they are required to give him reasonable paid time off to look for work, attend interviews and so on.

spokette Wed 08-Jul-09 11:05:09

So to clarify, he is allowed to look for jobs during the consultation period?

If he is offered the job and sets his start date after the date when he will receive his compulsory redundancy notice, the company will not deem that he has actually resigned and withdraw paying him redundancy?

flowerybeanbag Wed 08-Jul-09 11:28:52

If he will receive payment in lieu of notice on the date he gets his redundancy notice then presumably he will be redundant from that point, that will be his termination date. What he does after that is his own business.

spokette Wed 08-Jul-09 11:36:59


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