Monthly Rolling Contract And Risk Of Redundancy

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buffymad | 13:50 Thu 10th Jan 2019 | Law
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My other half received a letter last November noting he was at risk of redundancy. He was the only one that received this. He had his meeting to discuss things and they eventually decided to keep him on but put him on a monthly rolling contract, ie they'd notify him each month what was happening. He received a letter confirming all this and the letter also mentioned about letting him know if he was at the risk of redundancy again.

December came and went and no word from them. He's actually had to mention it to his line manager in January, ie "what's happening as I haven't heard anything". Today he's been told "oh, haven't you received a letter" (he hasn't yet but it may at home waiting for him)?

Anyway, I may be jumping the gun as I haven't seen the letter, but my question is ... could they get rid of him just like that (ie the letter says "you're gone" or do they need to go through the whole "risk of redundancy" letter and meeting again before they can actually give him notice?

They're not the best at doing things by the book with other members of staff too, which is why I'm asking in advance - just so he can go back to them and say "err, excuse me" if something isn't right.



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As I read it, as long as his total service with the company is over two years, your OH's right to redundancy pay (should the situation arise) is unaffected:

However, as he's only on monthly contracts, the employer can terminate his employment at the end of any such monthly period (but still with a duty to make a redundancy payment if he's not being replaced).

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