Redundancy & Length of Service

I have been working for the same company for the last 40years (35years full time job and last 5years at reduced hours) - length of service was continued when my hours were reduced. I am at risk of being made redundant and have been told that my reduncacy package will be based on my reduced hours and no consideration will be taken into account about my 35yr service at full time - is this correct? Where do I stand?
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  • pelly
    pelly Posts: 2 Newbie
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    Where I work redundancy packages or enchanced ones ( will be a thing of the past I think soon) are based on your last 2 years. Your union should be able to confirm this for you though
  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,515 Forumite
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    It may well be correct.

    Your employer staff handbook/HR policies will have the full details on how redundancy is calculated.



  • General_Grant
    General_Grant Posts: 4,837 Forumite
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    I have been working for the same company for the last 40years (35years full time job and last 5years at reduced hours) - length of service was continued when my hours were reduced. I am at risk of being made redundant and have been told that my reduncacy package will be based on my reduced hours and no consideration will be taken into account about my 35yr service at full time - is this correct? Where do I stand?

    For the statutory redundancy scheme, all of your service time (full-time and part-time) will be used to calculate your length of service.  The amount of a week's pay will be at your current rate (with the statutory maximum weekly amount).
  • General_Grant
    General_Grant Posts: 4,837 Forumite
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    daveyjp said:
    It may well be correct.

    Your employer staff handbook/HR policies will have the full details on how redundancy is calculated.
    A staff handbook cannot reduce statutory entitlement.
  • General_Grant
    General_Grant Posts: 4,837 Forumite
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    pelly said:
    Where I work redundancy packages or enchanced ones ( will be a thing of the past I think soon) are based on your last 2 years. Your union should be able to confirm this for you though

    For statutory redundancy payments, an employee needs a minimum of two years' service at the time of termination.

    If a contractual enhanced scheme wishes to adjust the amount paid by looking over two years, they can do so (as long as the statutory amount is paid).

    A Union would only be able to advise on a company's scheme if they had received such information from the employer.
  • sharpe106
    sharpe106 Posts: 3,559 Forumite
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    Unless your contract says anything differently you are now a part time worker so you get redundancy at your current  part time rate for the entire length of service. 
  • I I was on 0 hours and I haven’t been paid nothing 
  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,634 Forumite
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    I I was on 0 hours and I haven’t been paid nothing 
    I presume you mean you haven't been paid anything. This is a problem with zero hour contracts and redundancy, in fact your employer does not need to make you redundant, they can just stop giving you any work 
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • But I have worked but I have worked there for 12 years and been tupe to the next employer every time so I can’t get a holiday pay redundancy pay or even notice pay 
  • General_Grant
    General_Grant Posts: 4,837 Forumite
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    But I have worked but I have worked there for 12 years and been tupe to the next employer every time so I can’t get a holiday pay redundancy pay or even notice pay 
    If you were a worker then you were entitled to paid leave in proportion to the amount of time you actually worked.  Did you never claim this paid leave or find an extra line on your payslip saying it was for paid leave?
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