Hi all. Long time user, created this ID to ask a few questions anonymously about a situation at work...
A few of our department are being made redundant in the name of efficiency savings (I.e, they've run out of money). Consultation has been happening and I've ended up in the 'few' category so, pending appeal, I will be out of here come Christmas.
In writing the appeal I've realised that I've been treated pretty badly recently at work by my boss, and the company has breached quite a few minor points in their consultation process, and there are some very big questions that haven't been asked of my boss by their boss...
So I shoved my appeal in recently which is being taken forward by our People people. But as the appeal is investigated I've begun to realise that perhaps I don't want to work here any more. So if my appeal is successful I'm not sure I want to stay.
Has anybody been through anything like this and can offer me any advice on what to do. Options I've considered include withdrawing the appeal, letting the redundancy happen and... Then what? Tribunal? How do I go down that route?
Or fighting it every step of the way and trying to negotiate a payoff from the company direct? And how do I do that?
And what if the appeal is successful and I end up being deselected? I then have to return to a role presumably working for the people who are trying to get rid of me (I'm not naive enough to think there's no reason behind the selection of some of us) and working with some people who are going to be put through the redundancy ringer again because I've been successful. This is something I don't think I should have to face up to. Can I put in a grievance about what I've been through and take that to tribunal? Or by appealing have I shot my bolt on that option?
I can't access legal assistance through my household insurance policy (long story). I have thought about contacting acas, or going for a free hour with an employment solicitor. Both of these options will have to be on Friday morning, so I've got a long day for the hive mind to offer me any advice and words of wisdom.
Any advice greatly appreciated. Particularly if I end up with a better payoff