Made Redundant

This week I have been suddenly made redundant with immediate effect. I have 18 years service if I include my notice period. However we have not had any consultation and have been told not to collect any personal items from the workplace until advised. The company is going into liquidation but a couple of employees are staying on for a few more weeks. We are due to get paid next week on the furlough scheme (I was placed on furlough in march) but have not had any confirmation either way. We have about 25 employees. I have a company car and have been told to return at a specific time/date next week. In the letter we received it stated we will be sent details of the company who will deal with the liquidation to discuss making our claims for redundancy etc. Do you feel the company has followed the correct procedures? 


  • sharpe106sharpe106 Forumite
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    Although I am sorry to hear you have lost your job. You have been on furlough since March so it is not exactly sudden. As you say the company is going into liquidation that basically means the company is unable to pay its way. So there will be no consultation it can’t afford to keep going.


    As far as I am aware a company being liquidated can’t access the job retention scheme, so at the point they file for liquidation that will have to stop. Until the file they can still claim. Once they do file for liquidation you can claim any outstanding owed wages, redundancy pay from the Redundancy Payments Office

     The company car will obviously have to be returned, they will have to make arrangements for that.

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