Anyone with redundancy knowledge?

So I have my redundancy meeting on Thursday,
I'm shielding and also pregnant, so mine is the only one being done by phone. 
They have given us a sheet to fill in and score ourselves, it says it has to be done from within the last 12 months, however I have been shielding for 8 months of that and then am currently pregnant (5 months) I have only been at work for like 3 months and was pregnant in them, and my performance wasn't as good as normal due to morning sickness.
I feel like I am going to be at a disadvantage compared to others, any tips?

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  • Thrugelmir
    Thrugelmir Posts: 89,546
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    Immy697 said:

    I feel like I am going to be at a disadvantage compared to others, any tips?
    Company will wish to retain those that best fit the criteria. That's the unavoidable fact.  Employees who haven't been with an organisation long are always disadvantaged. Whatever their personal circumstances. Takes some time to build a full understanding of the job, company etc etc. 
  • This is a question that should be put to the employer.  You could respond to whoever provided the sheet (HR?) to remind them of your situation and to explain why you feel the 12 month period is not appropriate. You should not be put at a disadvantage because of pregnancy or a disability. I assume you were furloughed while shielding.  
  • Hi Immy697, sorry to hear you're going through this.  You may have been given advice by now but if not, did you know that being pregnant means you're protected under the Equality Act?  How many years have you been working at your company?
  • sharpe106
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    How long have you worked for the company for and how long have you had your manager for? After all if you are good at your job your manager will know even if you have not been there for a while.



  • happyc84
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    I hope the OP gives an update on how their meeting went. Not an easy time for them.
  • avawat20
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    edited 21 January 2021 at 10:03PM
    Butterfly said:
    Hi Immy697, sorry to hear you're going through this.  You may have been given advice by now but if not, did you know that being pregnant means you're protected under the Equality Act?  How many years have you been working at your company?
    Please don't post guesses - a simple Google can tell you what protections you do/don't have.

    1. They can't make you redundant BECAUSE you're pregnant;
    2. You CAN be made redundant whether you are pregnant or on MAT leave as long as there is justification - if an organisation is going completrly bust they literally can't keep you employed;
    3. Those on MAT leave MUST be given priority for any suitable alternative roles above any others (likely be merit order if there are 2 people on MAT leave!)
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