Redundancy and applying for a new role at the same company

Shevek Posts: 46
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edited 28 June 2020 at 10:51AM in Redundancy & redundancy planning
My wife's company are closing several smaller branches, making all roles redundant, and creating new remote roles based out of head office.
She is applying for one of the remote roles but unsure about a couple of things relating to her length of employment, she has been working for the firm for 9 years.
  1. At 5 years she was given additional annual leave days and was due further a further increase next year, after 10 years service - will the same increases apply retrospectively to the new job or will it reset back to the base leave allowance? Does this depend on the leave terms & conditions of the new role, or does she have any rights to continue her current leave terms?
  2. Will her length of service be continual in regards to future possible redundancies? I.e. if they have another round in X years time, will her calculation be based on the 9 years in her current role plus X in the new role, or just the X in the new role?


  • sharpe106
    sharpe106 Posts: 3,559
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    Hi sorry to hear she may be may redundant.
    1. If your partner is successful in getting one of the remote jobs, the basic terms and conditions will remain the same, so length of service, if the extra annual leave is in the contract then that should still remain, if it is something they have just done as a practice they could of course end it.
    Although with all terms and conditions they can be changed with both agreement so they can remove them for the new contract if they wish and you either accept it or you don't. But generally most companies keep the same basic terms and conditions. 
    2. Length of service is time at the company not time in a specific area. So unless she is made redundant and then re-employed at a later date the length of service starts when she originally started. 

    If she is successful in getting one of the new jobs and finds that it is not actually for her she is entitled to a 4 week trail and can then end it and be entitled to the redundancy pay she would have got if she was made redundant. 

  • Shevek
    Shevek Posts: 46
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    Brilliant, thank you so much @sharpe106

  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882
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    Depending on company(some are ok, some not) you have to be a bit careful with applying for jobs.

    Applying is an indication you already agree it is suitable alternative which makes it harder to turn it down if offered if you just don't like it.

    You need to make it clear you are(mutually) looking to assess the position as  a suitable alternative and want to retain the redundancy rights of a trial if needed keeping  it is not a suitable alternative door open to leave.
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