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Im not being made redundant, im a full time employee - been

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Im not being made redundant, im a full time employee - been in job for 6 years and i have been told because I have a new line manager he might decide to either keep me in present role or advertise my job. Can they legally do this?
Hello and welcome to Just Answer, I am not sure I fully understand your situation are they saying you might be dismissed?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes. They are currently deciding whether to keep me in my current post or actually advertise my current post publicly and invite me to apply for it.

If they advertise the post will the new post be exactly the same?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes it will. I have a very specific job and will be exactly the same

They are not entitled to do that. If they dismiss you then it would be an unfair dismissal and you would have a good claim in the Employment Tribunal. If they do advertise your post you could raise a grievance that it is unlawful and amounts to a breach of trust and confidence.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok, thanks. I think they know if they dismiss me they are on shaky ground and have already said they would offer me a compensation agreement.


Im seeing new line manager tomorrow and if he says i am going to advertise your job that he actually cannot do that from a legal point of view? Your saying if they dismiss me I can seek unfair dismissal or take a pay out but they cant advertise my job and make me reapply?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Sorry - that should have said compromise not compensation agreement.


Would you be able to calculate what they would have to offer me as far as compromise agreement? A year's salary plus ?

If your employer does advertise your job it will be evidence to support the fact that they are treating you unfairly. It is a breach of trust and confidence so you will in theory be able to resign and claim constructive dismissal.

As regards XXXXX XXXXX there is no formular really to apply. Compensation is based on economic loss subject to a duty to mitigate loss it would be unusual for more than 6 months pay to be paid.

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