I need some advice please.
My employer has recently let me go and I am totally confused about the whole situation.
I was a company director and back in November I was informed by the business owners that they were demoting me from Managing Director to Sales Director and bringing in a business consultant who would basically be responsible for all the business decisions. Nothing was ever received in writing and to be honest I am not certain was ever fully implemented.
When I returned after the Xmas break I emailed the 2 business owners contesting the decision and asked for a meeting as I had basically been frozen out of the business and was not longer even being copied into emails and no one was responding back to my emails.
The following day we had a meeting and it was clear how the meeting was going to play out, I explained how not receiving any written confirmation of the demotion and not being allowed to contest the decision was not the right way to conduct this and they basically were forcing me out of the business to which they agreed and they basically said they were letting me go as I have been there in excess of 2 years they were making me redundant.
The owner has agreed to pay me my 3 months notice each month for the next 3 months however he is paying this of the books as a Nett Figure.....so he can save the PAYE element.
I recorded the meeting as they never put anything in writing and I wanted to cover myself.
The fact that no consultation period was implemented and no mention of performance or a performance review and I have never had a disciplinary hearing since joining them either?
The way he proposes to pay me the notice period is also 100% wrong and doesn't even equal a redundancy as nothing additional is included just 3 months wage. Plus as he is just paying me the nett wage figure for 3 months and keeping the PAYE element himself this is all clearly underhand.
Would this constitute wrongful dismissal and have I got a case to take this to a tribunal?