End of a Fixed Term Contract during Covid 19

I am working for a company as FTC for 2+ years and it is expiring on 13th June. My company started a 30-day consultation process to end my contract and in my first consultation meeting, they informed me that client ended my role and they will try to look for roles within the company. I have my second consultation meeting with them soon. They said that the formal 30-day consultation period will end on Friday 5 June 2020. If by this date the Company has been unable to place me in suitable alternative employment, a decision will be made on whether I will be served with notice of termination of my employment by reason of the expiry of my fixed-term contract. They also advised that I may choose to ask someone to accompany you to the meeting who may be either an employee of the Company or a Trade Union representative.When I joined the company for the first time they said they will soon make me permanent and continued to extend my contract every 6 months and said that as per the company policy they can give me permanent role only after serving 2 years as an FTC and when I was about to finish by 2 years period, they said that they cannot see the future plan of the client so they extended it for another 6 months and now they decided to end my employment.

I am new to this process and not sure what my rights are and what to ask in the consultation meeting. Am I eligible for any redundancy pay as I have seen on the govt website that for 2+years of FTC we can claim statutory Pay? As My contract is ending on 13th June 2020, Will it be terminated on 5th June as they started the 30-day consultation on 7th May or 13th June or after the consultation period, will they give me notice to end my employment.I am going through a lot of stress as my family is dependant on me and due to COVID, I am not sure when can I get another Job. Can someone please advise?

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  • Comms69
    Comms69 Posts: 14,229 Forumite
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    Yes FTC of longer than 2 years are entitled to redundancy - that may be stat or contractual - check.
  • jonnygee2
    jonnygee2 Posts: 2,086 Forumite
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    Am I eligible for any redundancy pay as I have seen on the govt website that for 2+years of FTC we can claim statutory Pay?

    Just to be completely clear - what date did you start working for the employer?

  • General_Grant
    General_Grant Posts: 4,827 Forumite
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    thanger said:

    I am working for a company as FTC for 2+ years and it is expiring on 13th June. My company started a 30-day consultation process to end my contract and in my first consultation meeting, they informed me that client ended my role and they will try to look for roles within the company. I have my second consultation meeting with them soon. They said that the formal 30-day consultation period will end on Friday 5 June 2020. If by this date the Company has been unable to place me in suitable alternative employment, a decision will be made on whether I will be served with notice of termination of my employment by reason of the expiry of my fixed-term contract. They also advised that I may choose to ask someone to accompany you to the meeting who may be either an employee of the Company or a Trade Union representative.When I joined the company for the first time they said they will soon make me permanent and continued to extend my contract every 6 months and said that as per the company policy they can give me permanent role only after serving 2 years as an FTC and when I was about to finish by 2 years period, they said that they cannot see the future plan of the client so they extended it for another 6 months and now they decided to end my employment.

    I am new to this process and not sure what my rights are and what to ask in the consultation meeting. Am I eligible for any redundancy pay as I have seen on the govt website that for 2+years of FTC we can claim statutory Pay? As My contract is ending on 13th June 2020, Will it be terminated on 5th June as they started the 30-day consultation on 7th May or 13th June or after the consultation period, will they give me notice to end my employment.I am going through a lot of stress as my family is dependant on me and due to COVID, I am not sure when can I get another Job. Can someone please advise?

    If they haven't actually given you notice then your employment will not end until they have and that period has expired (or they pay you in lieu of the notice period).
    If you have actually completed two years service already (which it is not absolutely clear that you have, hence jonnygee2's question), you would be due at least two weeks' notice.
  • jonnygee2 said:
    Am I eligible for any redundancy pay as I have seen on the govt website that for 2+years of FTC we can claim statutory Pay?

    Just to be completely clear - what date did you start working for the employer?

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