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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Redundancy & Redundancy Planning
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Redundancy & Redundancy Planning
Hello,
My company announced closure a few months ago and I am on maternity leave.
I went to maternity leave when i was on a temporary part time position so receiving salary according to part time pay.
I will return to work part time but my employer wants me to increase hours in " reasonable time" to be eligible for full time redundancy pay.
I have 2 questions:
1)Can someone explain me the definition of "reasonable time"?.IS there a legal explanation for "reasonable time"? EG: Can I switch to full time position 6 months before redundancy and receive full package?
2) I worked 3 years in total as part time, Will this be included in the redundancy pay calculations?

Many thanks

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    IS there a legal explanation for "reasonable time"?

    For statutory redundancy there is.
    It is based on statutory definition of "weeks pay" which for redundancy is a defined as the "calculation date"

    2) I worked 3 years in total as part time, Will this be included in the redundancy pay calculations?

    makes no difference it is based on the pay at the specified date.

    There are some rules on how you establish the calculation date but for many it is the date of notice but can be different if notice periods are longer than statutory notice or PILON is involved.

    You need to ask them what they think is reasonable as that is possibly different to the law.

    6 month should be plenty but could be a lot less.

    One factor is who is saying go full time, can they be overruled?
    some companies when they know there are redundancy coming put a freeze on changes like that which up the compensation.


    how does the timing of the closure fit with the maternity dates, are they hinting go full time before you come back to work.
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