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Has anyone had to ask to be made redundant?

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MillyStar Mon 16-Dec-13 14:59:11

I've worked for my company for over ten years as a secretary

They're merging with another company and have basically said i'm not needed but they're not mentioned redundancy to me!

They know i am looking for work and i think they're just sat praying that i find a job

I've been looking since summer and i can't find anything with suitable hours and it's really stressing me out, i'm debating asking them for money to cover a year at my dd's nursery which is less than £3k so a hell of a lot less than what i could ask for after 10 years. i know she's secure for the year then and i can find work in my own time rather than feeling uncomfortable about it

I just find it really awkward that they've never mentioned it, the owners are notoriously tight aswell!!

How would you approach it should i just come out with it?

I need to find my contract aswell tonight and see what it says in there

MillyStar Mon 16-Dec-13 19:15:32

Oh god I've just been on citizens advice website and using my part time hours my statutory redundancy pay would be £1,130, what a joke after more than ten years ;(

merryxmasyafilthyanimal Mon 16-Dec-13 19:20:35

I think it's one week pay for each year over two years?

I would ask my manager what is happening with my job.

mariefab Thu 19-Dec-13 09:22:33

As they know that you're looking for work, you're probably right to think that they are praying that you find a job because if you do they won't have to make a redundancy payment.

Just telling you that you're not needed makes it a horribly uncertain situation for you. Until they make a decision and give you notice of redundancy you remain in this uncomfortable state.

One possible hope is that when they finally decide; they may want you to leave without working your notice. In that case they'd have to pay you for the 10 weeks (or more-depending on what your contract says about notice) in addition to the redundancy payment and any accrued untaken holiday pay due at that point.

HaPPy8 Thu 19-Dec-13 09:47:48

If you havent got another job i'm not sure what the advantage of being made redundant would be? Can you talk to them about changing your role or finding a new role in the new organisation?

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