Redundancy/furloughed/new role

JJC15 Posts: 10 Forumite
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edited 14 September 2020 at 8:53PM in Redundancy & redundancy planning
Hello 😊
Im wondering if anyone can help me with my current situation please 🀞🏻...

I am furloughed at my At my current role receiving 80% of my pay, with my full holiday entitlement left.
i was advised a month ago my role is being made redundant however I have tried contacting regarding the redundancy/ where I stand for more details with no luck or answers.

I have successfully found a job during this uncertain time, which I couldn’t be happy about and I was advised they are ready for me to start when I am!

My question is, what do I do in terms of the redundancy/notice.
My contract states 4 weeks notice, however I’m not aware of my redundancy terms?Β 

Am I allowed to start my new role as of now? Whilst I am furloughed/ waiting on redundancy information or do I need to hand in my 4 weeks notice and tell my new role I can start in 4 weeks time.

im so confused and obviously a situation I have never been in before I don’t want to break any laws or be doing anything wrong. I want to start this new job with no worries that anything can come back on me in the fortune.

thanks for reading 😊


  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882 Forumite
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    How long have you been in the old role?
    What is the notice the employer needs to give you?
  • JJC15
    JJC15 Posts: 10 Forumite
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    How long have you been in the old role?
    What is the notice the employer needs to give you?
    My contract states 4 weeks notice I have been there just over 3 years....Β 
  • Not a big payout for 3 years and if the new job is better you don't want to lose that.

    I would have one more go at finding out whats going on regards the redundancy , phone if you can harder to ignore.

    play the I need to know so I can start looking for something else, but if they know you have a job(reference given?) they may just not bother with redundancy.and be waiting for you to leave.

    With 4 weeks notice and over 3 years you should get the last week if you give notice at full pay

    How likely is it they would want you to come back to work?

    Forgot to ask, what form did they tell you you would be redundant could it be considered being put on notice? or was it more a casual you won't be coming back type of communication.

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