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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
At the end of May, my employer offered me voluntary redundancy, which I accepted. My last working day is the 31st of July. I have a copy of the settlement agreement signed both by myself and my employer.

Last week I was pulled into the HR office and offered a new role. They said that if I chose to take the new role, then we'd just tear up the settlement agreement. What are my rights in this situation? I'd ideally like to keep the redundancy payment if possible. And if I turn the role down (I do have another job offer on the table) would this affect my redundancy payment?

Thank you in advance.

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  • SocajamSocajam Forumite
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    Take the settlement agreement and move to the new job.
  • McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    Contact acas,
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    What does the contract say?

    Can they withdraw?
    Does it have any restrictions on returning.

    This is not a redundancy VR is a mutual termination.

    Negotiate if you want the job.
    Check continuity of employment for future redundancy.

    Any payment will become taxable.
  • tasticztasticz Forumite
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    Socajam wrote: »
    Take the settlement agreement and move to the new job.

    +1 For this. Words right out of my mouth
  • MasomniaMasomnia Forumite
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    Sounds like you need to respectfully decline their offer. Unless you want to stay. Are they offering you better money? Prospects? Benefits?

    If you take the new role and 'tear up the agreement' then you won't get a payment by the sounds of it.
    “I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.” - P.G. Wodehouse
  • I know that some will not like the way that they've come back to you. But I wouldn't read too much into professional decisions.



    If you are happy with the role and you like your work, go back. Take it as an opportunity to negotiate a better salary, you'll probably get it too.
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