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Redundancy Possibly Being Removed


I am due to go on gardening leave quite soon, however, following a meeting with my manager today, this could be halted. To my shock, I was advised that a member of the team had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. The team is now shorthanded and I could be asked to plug the gap. This has not been confirmed but my manager advised that I should prepare myself.

Is this allowed? I was notified of the redundancy in February, the termination date is mid-June but I am paid until the 10th of July. Today I was advised that the redundancy can be removed at any point up until July 10th.

Thanks in advance


  • Hoenir
    Hoenir Posts: 2,994 Forumite
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    There's no reason why you shouldn't work your notice period. 
  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,818 Forumite
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    Why would wishing to retain an employee rather than make them redundant not be allowed?? Most people under threat of redundancy would be delighted to have the threat removed.

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  • theoretica
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    They can't make you stay, but if they ask you to stay and you say no they don't need to pay redundancy.  I believe the idea is to reduce redundancy where possible.
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  • GrumpyDil
    GrumpyDil Posts: 1,687 Forumite
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    So the simple answer is yes they are allowed to withdraw the redundancy offer right up until the termination date. 
  • touch*my*food*feel*myfork

    From acas;

    If your employer withdraws your notice

    Once your employer has given you notice of redundancy, including the date your employment will end, they cannot withdraw it unless you agree.

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