Redundancy after 5 years fixed term contract

I've worked on a yearly fixed term contract for 5 years now. I've just had notice that my position is at risk of redundancy from next month (July) and I need a consultation with my manager. However, I've been asked to train another member of staff to do my role - which is unique to the business - and wondered if this is therefore a legitimate redundancy? 

I appreciate my contract is coming to an end and have been told that I have the same rights as a permanent employee by my company, hence the question. 

Also, would this email I've received be my notice for the end of my contract as it says 'at risk' not that I am definitely being made redundant. The wording seems purposely unclear. 

Any advice would be appreciated. I work in the Higher Education sector so things are clearly tough here and I know there are lots of cost cutting measures happening across universities.

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  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,451
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    Risk of redundancy is just that, there is a possibility (or risk) your role and therefore you could become redundant.

    It could simply be that your role and that of the person you are being asked to train can be combined and there will only be sufficient work for one person, so one of you could be made redundant.


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  • Thanks. My manager has just confirmed I am definitely being made redundant so so much for 'risk'!
  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,451
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    So is your role definitely no longer needed?
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  • sharpe106
    sharpe106 Posts: 3,559
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    After 4 years employment on fixed term contracts you have same rights as an employee. So you need to find out why you were selected and what is happening to the role.
  • General_Grant
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    sharpe106 said:
    After 4 years employment on fixed term contracts you have same rights as an employee. So you need to find out why you were selected and what is happening to the role.

    What difference will that make?
  • sharpe106
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    If they have been dismissed unfairly or not. 
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