**Redudant in July - new job offer in Sept**

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Hello,
My brain is currently frazzled at the moment.  I was made redundant 31st July.  In my letter from HR, it states that if no alternative employment can be sourced by this date, this would be my termination date....receive redundancy money etc etc + 12 weeks notice pay.
The same company has now offered a new role (14th Sept) well after the 31st July.  With a start date of 1st Oct.  They have advised that if I want this job, I have to hand back the redundancy...is this correct?  If I`m officially made redundant on the 31st and there was no mention of a new job until the middle of Sept, do I hand back the money and live happily after in the new role?
 I know technically I am still in my 12 weeks notice period, so at worse, that money could be handed back?
 Any ideas anyone, I stated above, my brain is frazzled. :-)



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  • Thrugelmir
    Thrugelmir Posts: 89,546 Forumite
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    A job is a job. 
  • Tazlet25
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    Thank you for your positive comment.
  • Thrugelmir
    Thrugelmir Posts: 89,546 Forumite
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    Redundancy is easy to take personally. From the other side it's never easy to make people redundant.  The fact you've been offered an opportunity speaks volumes.  Your knowledge and experience of the company has a value. They could have easily simply recruited afresh.
  • Tazlet25
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    I completely agree, however, my post was regarding the redundancy money and whether I should have to give it back?
  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882 Forumite
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    Did they terminate and pay the PILON Issue 45, pay holiday and the redundancy.(sounds like it) 

    If they did they you are entitled to keep the statutory redundancy they can ask for any enhanced back. 

    If they want all the redundancy back they need to resurrect your employment on a continuous basis retaining length of service for future termination.

    If they terminated then you are not in any notice period. 
  • Tazlet25
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    Yes, last day was the 31st where I received my redundancy, paid holiday and 12 weeks notice pay (upfront).
  • JReacher1
    JReacher1 Posts: 4,652 Forumite
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    You’ve left the company and I assume received your P45?

    sounds like they realise they’ve made a mistake and from a PR point of view they can’t really make someone redundant, pay them off and then bring them back in two months. No matter how good you are it wouldn’t be seen as acceptable by the business. 

    They have therefore basically said if you want the job you have to refund what they paid you. It’s up to you whether you are prepared to accept those terms. 

    If you do accept make sure your time of service and benefits are reverted back to what they were pre redundancy. 
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