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WA Employment Law - Transferred to New Position then Made Redundant?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by Aussie, 24 July 2016.

  1. Aussie

    Aussie Member

    24 July 2016
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    I was recently moved within my company to another position as a 'punishment' for a minor disagreement with the interpretation of a procedure. As soon as I moved into that position I was notified that it was to become redundant and it was to be incorporated into another position.

    Although I believe this is ethically and morally wrong, is it legally wrong under employment law to have done this to me?

    I have been with this company for 7 years and have had nothing but good reports about my work, often being promoted, etc. I am permitted to apply for this new position but given what has transpired it appears it's a forgone conclusion what the outcome would be!

    Redundancy will be paid, if I am unsuccessful or do not wish to apply...

    Thanks to anyone who has the sort of knowledge in this area who is willing to help.
  2. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member
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    2 November 2015
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    Sounds like a disingenuous redundancy to move you on.

    A genuine redundancy is where your role is no longer required to be performed by anyone. However, if you were moved into a dead role for the purpose of being made redundant then that itself is a breach.

    When were you transferred ( also, sounds like a unilateral transfer)? Need more info.
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