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Appealing against a redundancy decision

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anchovies Tue 14-Jun-05 17:58:31

DH was made redundant today after 5.5 months in a job. Despite being told he was no longer in the probation period a few months ago he didn't get a new contract and was given only a weeks notice. He was asked to leave the site immediately and has until friday to appeal.

When he took the job it was a significant promotion from his last role. He was initially concerned that the company was "new" but they told him that there had been no problems with the company, just a management buy out. He later found out when he started working there that the company had previously been in administration. The company is now struggling again hence this round of redundancies.

Is the situation really that he is only entitled to a weeks pay? This seems ridiculous and very unfair as he had to give 3 months notice at the last place. Is there anything we can do or is this just the way it is? Seems so unfair and has left us in seriously bad position.

This is made worse by the fact that I found out that I am pg yesterday, got a £60 parking ticket this morning and locked ds in the car for 30 minutes (trauma)! What a day!

anchovies Tue 14-Jun-05 18:27:57

No replies - somebody out there must feel sorry for us!

SenoraPostrophe Tue 14-Jun-05 19:05:23

I'm pretty sure that is correct. It's not fair is it? You poor thing.

Congratulations though!

LIZS Tue 14-Jun-05 19:16:56

There is information on Redundancy here . Sorry, but that sounds correct if you scroll down that link.

"Am I entitled to a redundancy payment if I work only a few hours a week?
It does not matter how many hours a week you work; if you have worked for the employer for two years or more since the age of 18, you are entitled to redundancy payment"

" How much notice of redundancy am I entitled to?
The statutory notice is one week for every complete year worked, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. Where you have completed over one calendar month but less than one year, you are entitled to one week's notice. If your contract states differently, you should be paid for the longer of the contract and statutory period unless the company is insolvent. "

sis Fri 17-Jun-05 20:46:41

Sorry about your dh's job anchovies, but unfotunately, his employers are not falling foul of the law. I hope your dh finds some other work soon.

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