VIC Non genuine redundancy?

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Melody Sky

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Hi there,
I was made redundant from my full time roll on the 6/6/19, my last day being the 28/6/19. Worked there since April 12th 2016.
This was due to my position no longer being required.
However the company has employed a temp' staff member for the next 3-6 months doing the same job (actually less tasks) that i did, also full time. But changed the title.
Other jobs were available at the time and not offered to me.
Is this a case of a non genuine redundancy? Had they changed my roll to what the temp' staff is doing I would of had work at least for another few months.
Thanks in advance.
 

Rod

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Is this a case of a non genuine redundancy?
Maybe. How many employees work there?

If you want to take this further, check out my signature and give me a call.

How many weeks pay redundancy did they give you?
 

Melody Sky

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Hi,

There is roughly 70 employees. I was given 7 weeks redundancy payment + my A/L.
Not sure whether to take further as I don't want to ruin my name In regards to references or if this would effect me getting another job.
 

Paul Cott

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There are three elements of a genuine redundancy. The job (the role not tasks) is no longer being performed by anyone. Two, consultation with you in terms of a modern award most commonly and last, genuine consideration of redeployment into a suitable alternative role. So in summary more information would be required. But 21 days after the last day is the strict time limit so act fast.