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redundancy whilst off sick- new job question

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lilyflower179 Thu 25-Jun-15 17:01:34

I currently work full time and have been sicked off sick with stress from this job for 5 weeks. I am signed off for a futher 5 weeks. It is work related stress so other than that I am fit for work.
I found out that I am being made redundant on the 1st august my sick note carries me up until the 26th july and then I have booked holidays so I will never have to go back into that job.
I have found a new job that wants me to start on the 6th july.
They are not going to contact my current employer for references and do not need my p60.
I am wanting to start work at my new job and just not tell my old employer this and claim my redundancy.
I know this sounds bad but they have put me through absolute hell and for the sake of three weeks I don't think it is fair that I should miss out on a massive lump sum of money.

I know I shouldn't do this but I'm wanting to know if it's possible?
Will my old employer be able to find out if I'm working somewhere else?
I will be paying the right amount of tax etc.

I don't need opinions wanting answers off anyone with experience or facts.
Thanks so much.

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