If an employer makes an employee redundant but then offers the same employee another job, is the employee still entitled to a redundancy payment?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 December 2016
The Labour Relation’s Agency’s (the “LRA”) advice on handling redundancy states that if an employee has been offered continued employment as an alternative to redundancy, the employee is not entitled to receive a redundancy payment. Simply, this is because the employee's employment is continuous and will not come to an end.
If, however, the new role is different to the role the employee previously held, eg there is a different job title or description, the employee will be entitled to undertake a trial period of 4 weeks in the new position which could be extended for retaining purposes by agreement.
If the employee feels that the alternative employment is not suitable at
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