As an alternative to making you redundant, your employer must also consider whether there are other roles within the business that are available and which you would be capable of doing. If a suitable role is available your employer should offer it to you, if they fail to offer it to you without having a good reason, an employment tribunal might consider you have been unfairly dismissed.
What makes an alternative job suitable or not for you will depend on a number of factors including the kind of work involved, the pay, where the job is located (it may be in a location some distance away from your current role) and your personal circumstances (this includes your skills and whether you would be able to do the job).
Your employer must offer you an available alternative job before your current role ends and you must be given information about the alternative job so that you understand the differences compared with your current job.
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If you suspect you might have been unfairly dismissed from your employment, or you think you might have been dismissed as a result of discrimination, then you need to talk to the employment law solicitors at Canter Levin & Berg.
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