/ Top Tips for becoming redundant?
I work in agriculture and just been made redundant as a result of a botched merger. Does anyone have some ‘I wish I’d known that at the time’ style tips?
I wish I had known how much better my next job was going to be
Consult an employment lawyer, they may give you a free interview to ascertain if you have a case for unfair dismissal.
If the companies made the slightest error in procedure, you may be able sue them, or get reinstated . Check they followed procedure, giving you notice via meeting of possibility, giving you chance to apply for redeployment, having another meeting to discuss options, etc, etc etc.
I once had to make someone redundant, and thought I’d followed the exact procedure, but weeks later a letter from a solicitor said I hadn’t followed procedure, (not holding one of the meetings, the employee had agreed it wasn’t necessary at the time) and they successfully sued for a years salary.
Ha, I’ll give it a go but I REALLY doubt it. It’s part of a huge restructuring and the process has been awfully diligent.
That’s awesome, cheers
You might be eligible for Jobseekers Allowance, even if you were handsomely paid off.
Try not to become too personal and bitter about it.it will only be you who suffers
how long have you worked there and do you have skills that are transferable.
> Try not to become too personal and bitter about it.it will only be you who suffers
> how long have you worked there and do you have skills that are transferable.
I would very much second this. Many years ago my line manager was made redundant, he was very philosophical about it and shrugged it off with the comment "it's a big bad world out there".
When I was made redundant a few years later it tried to take the same attitude and it helped a lot. It's very rarely personal so try not to take it as such.
> I hadn’t followed procedure, (not holding one of the meetings, the employee had agreed it wasn’t necessary at the time) and they successfully sued for a years salary.
Out of interest, were they actually awarded this in a tribunal, or did the company decide not to fight it and settle instead?
Spend your newly acquired free time wisely, it may not be long until your back working full time.
Climb, sort the house out, retrain/upskill (edx, udemy, language, etc).
Scottish climber Robbie Phillips has completed the 'Alpine Trilogy', a trio of the hardest multipitch rock climbs in Europe, by climbing Des Kaisers neue Kleider 8b+ in Austria.