Voluntary Redundancy Help
Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me a bit of advice please?
My firm recently offered voluntary redundancy, email was sent round stating there was a limited amount available, they called it severance rather than redundancy.
There was a closing date for requests of 13/08 & a lot of people applied. Responses were given within a couple of days of a notice of intention being sent, most people got rejected and the ones that got accepted seem to be the ones who are on development plans or who have a bad sickness record and these were well before the closing date for applications.
A further email was sent round last week, reminding everyone of the closing date, again after those who had already applied had either been accepted or rejected.
It seems to me that my company had a list of who they wanted to get rid of, which I understand they want to get rid of the ‘deadwood’ but my question is, is it legal to do it this way? Should people only be contacted after the closing date rather than before as if they have a limited number, how do they know they will get their quota. It seems that some employees are getting rewarded with a redundancy package of £1000’s for being a rubbish at their job, doesn’t really seem fair, and yes I am very bitter I didn’t get mine 😂
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