Messy Situation (Redundancy)
Our company announced closure of our site back around April. We were given in writing that we would all be made redundant on the 31st of August 2021. Since then, it soon came to light that we would never be able to complete moving of the stock by that date. So we were asked (verbally) if we wanted to continue working past August the 31st until this is complete. About 11 members of staff have stayed, where as nine other staff decided to take the redundancy and leave on the original date.
For those of us that have stayed, we have not been given any updates of a new date, nor have we had any meetings or letters, no paperwork signed. I am wondering if we were now to be made redundant on the spot, would we have to be given the 12 weeks notice? (all of us who have remained have been with the company over 12 years). A colleague of mine has attempted to put these questions to the directors/HR, however no response has been given.
To make matters worse, the site is now temporary closed due to the arrival of bailiffs. Apparently the new lease was never agreed after the August 31st date. So as you can imagine, a lot of staff feel very stressed at the moment, wondering our rights. All we currently know is the directors are in talks with solicitors with regards to the lease. Not sure how long that can take, nor am I sure if we are getting paid for this time we aren't allowed in.
Thank you so much for your time.
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