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    • rocketqueen
    • By rocketqueen 10th Jan 19, 5:46 PM
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    Pay in lieu of notice
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    • 10th Jan 19, 5:46 PM
    Pay in lieu of notice 10th Jan 19 at 5:46 PM
    Just found out Im going to be made redundant in 4 weeks time, had consultation today and they mentioned they are going to inform me of the redundancy payment at a later date.

    Employer has also said they will give us all 1 months pay in lieu of notice, but I have just seen on the Gov.uk website that they are meant to pay 1 weeks notice for each year of employment - I have been there 11 years.

    My employment contract says that employment can be terminated by 1 months notice so does this mean that they do not have to pay the notice pay mentioned above?

    Sorry if this doesnt make sense, Im finding it all very stressful and confusing!
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    • Masomnia
    • By Masomnia 10th Jan 19, 6:19 PM
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    Yep, 11 weeks.
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    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 10th Jan 19, 9:16 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:16 PM
    You are entitled (statutory) to 1 weeks payment for every year you have worked there, so 11 weeks. On top of this you will receive 1 months PILON. So you will leave immediately and not have to work a notice period.

    It could be that the redundancy payment terms is better than statutory, that's up to the company. I was made redundant twice and both times I was paid 1 month for every year I worked there. The second time I also got 3 months PILON as well.
    • headpin
    • By headpin 10th Jan 19, 9:18 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 9:18 PM
    They need to give you 11 weeks or pay in lieu thereof, but you only need to have given them one months notice.

    How many people are affected and how many employees does your company have? This affects what your company should be doing. If over 20 (from memory) are affected then there should be a minimum 90 day(again from memory) consultation process. And, if you hve only found out today how did they select those to be made redundant, assuming that the company has not just ceased trading? There needed to be a process that is fair and equitable and/or specific criteria on making people redundant need to be met.

    You need to consult your union or trade representative or otherwise speak to Citizens Advice or similar to get your rights and entitlements explained to you.
    Last edited by headpin; 10-01-2019 at 9:24 PM.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 10th Jan 19, 10:18 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 10:18 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 10:18 PM
    You are entitled (statutory) to 1 weeks payment for every year you have worked there, so 11 weeks. On top of this you will receive 1 months PILON. So you will leave immediately and not have to work a notice period.

    It could be that the redundancy payment terms is better than statutory, that's up to the company. I was made redundant twice and both times I was paid 1 month for every year I worked there. The second time I also got 3 months PILON as well.
    Originally posted by TadleyBaggie
    You don't double dip, the statutory would replace the wrong contractual notice.
    • rocketqueen
    • By rocketqueen 11th Jan 19, 6:30 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 6:30 PM
    Thank you all 😀

    Headpin- everyone at one particular site is affected, we are all being made redundant and the site will be closed. The company have other sites but nothing remotely close by for relocation purposes. Approx 45 staff being made redundant.

    I did wonder about the 90 day thing, but as we are all being made redundant I wasnt sure if it applied (as we have all been treated the same and no selection for redundancy has taken place.)

    I will go to the citizens advice and ask them I think, as I am completely lost with all this.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 11th Jan 19, 6:42 PM
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    Statutory consultation will be 30 days.
    • kazmeister
    • By kazmeister 12th Jan 19, 10:36 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 10:36 PM
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    You should enter a consultation period, at the endo f which you should be given formal notification of your redundancy.

    You will be entitled to redundancy pay as here https://worksmart.org.uk/work-rights/losing-your-job/redundancy/i-have-been-made-redundant-what-payment-am-i-entitled

    and should either work your notice or be paid in lieu of notice (PILON) as here https://worksmart.org.uk/work-rights/losing-your-job/redundancy/does-my-employer-have-pay-wages-full-during-my-notice-period


    Links from Worksmart part of the TUC
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