Redundancy notice period.

The company I work for closed one of their offices and made redundancies across the board. Notice of redundancy was given to everyone at the start of May.

There were some jobs available in another office about an hour and a halfs drive from the current one. I applied for one of those jobs, and was successful. I started the new job three weeks after the initial notice of redundancy was given out across my old office, on a four week trial (I think this trial period is a legal entitlement)

I have since been advised that the four week trial should have commenced at the end of my old employment and, as such, my old employment would be considered finished as soon as the new job and trial started. This then means that I would then be entitled to pay for any notice period less the period of notice that was worked in my old role. So I had worked for the company for twelve years, was due twelve weeks notice, worked three weeks notice and should have had nine weeks notice pay even though I took the new job. Does this sound right at all?

Thank you in advance for any advice.

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  • p00hsticksp00hsticks Forumite
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    so you are still working for the same company, but in a different office ? Is there a continuation of service (i.e. are you still being treated as if you joined the company twelve years ago or last month ?)
  • It's a different company. There was a buyout of the old company so have twelve years service tuped across to new company.
  • To try and be clear - new company bought out old, announced that old company would no longer exist and we were all employees of new company now, then redundancy consultation began shortly after, with all but two of the workforce of sixty made redundant and the remaining two moving to the parent company offices.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    WHat's your issue?
    Are you still working or not?


    If your Tuped then they decided to close the office forget the old company this is all happening with the same company the new one.
  • I am still employed. My only issue is that acas have advised that when I was made redundant from my old position then moved to the new one, because I was only given three weeks notice of redundancy and termination (rather than the full 12 weeks) I should have been paid a further nine weeks.

    It didn't seem quite right but I questioned it and the a as guy was sure, hence the reason why I'm questioning it.

    My trial isn't working out as I'd hoped so may now opt for my redundancy, but that's a seperate issue.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    Assuming you were TUPE then put on notice by the new employer.


    The trial period and notice can run concurrently.


    Once the trial ends or you mutually agree it is suitable you are no longer on notice.


    If you want to refuse the potentially suitable alternative employment you must do this during the 4 weeks trial period or you can loose the redundancy payment.


    Turning down the job after trial will need mutual agreement or a resignation.
  • Assuming you were TUPE then put on notice by the new employer.


    The trial period and notice can run concurrently.


    Once the trial ends or you mutually agree it is suitable you are no longer on notice.


    If you want to refuse the potentially suitable alternative employment you must do this during the 4 weeks trial period or you can loose the redundancy payment.


    Turning down the job after trial will need mutual agreement or a resignation.

    Thank you for your response, it is appreciated. The situation was the other way round, the notice of redundancy occurred two weeks before tupe.

    Does this are a difference?
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    needs more specialist knowledge.


    try the redundancy forum but put all the facts on the table.


    www.redundancyforum.co.uk
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