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NSW Redundancy - Employer Notified Me That I May Be Made Redundant

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by LilyS, 30 October 2014.

  1. LilyS

    LilyS Member

    30 October 2014
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    I was given a letter last Friday which states that my role might be made redundant. Yesterday there was a consultation to show me the various job openings within the company. I indicated that my skills and experience do not meet the essential criteria for certain positions. I was then advised that this Friday I will be told if my position is made redundant or not.
    My question: is it perfectly legal under employment law for a company to advise an employee his/her position might be made redundant, as a result place that employee under extreme stress and anxiety, and then decide there will not be a redundancy?
  2. Paul Cott

    Paul Cott Well-Known Member
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    26 May 2014
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    Hi Lily,

    Yes what they seem to be doing seems legitimate. Consultation as to the effects of the possible redundancy and as to possible redeployment options for you is something that generally an employer has to do to make any subsequent redundancy genuine as required by the Fair Work Act.

  3. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    And is often better than being given no notice. It gives you time to prepare and think about what you need to do and start applying for new jobs.

    It is hard being made redundant, especially if you like the job however see it as a positive they are doing the right thing.
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