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Hello and welcome to Just Answer, how long have you worked for your employer?
I have worked there for over 7 years.
So is it the case that the role will not change only the job title and salary? (other than the number of direct reports?)
I currently look after two teams which do linked, but not the same work. I will lose the larger of these teams and the responsibilities that go with them, but retain the smaller team and those responsibilities.
Ok a redundancy situation occurs where the need for a person to perform their job 'ceases or diminishes'.
So if the work is still done somewhere in the business, but divided up differently then my original post is not redundant?
No that analysis does not work. It is your role that is important, the division of work resulting a role of that is reduced means that your 'role' is redundant. You are being offered alternative employment at a reduced salary and status.
You are entitled to reject that role on the basis that it is not a suitable alternative to redundancy.
It is my view that you should be being put at risk and consulted on the basis that your role is redundant. If your employer does not do so then you should raise a grievance. Ultimately you can claim unfair dismissal/redundancy pay on the basis that the employer has failed to consult/ has not offered suitable alternative employement.
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They letter they have sent says that it is a change of title though and they have not offered this as suitable alternative employment - just a role change.
How do you think I should address this with my employer.
You should raise a grievance that it amounts to a redundancy situation because your role has 'ceased or diminished' and you have not been offered 'suitable alternative employment'. If they continue to argue that it is not a redundancy situation you can reject the new post, appeal and raise a claim at www.employmenttribunals.gov.uk
Great, thank you