My wife has just been called in by her boss to be told that her position is being made redundant...
She is 19 weeks pregnant and has just had 3 weeks sick (officially sanctioned by her doctor) due to exhaustion. On going back in today she has been told that her job is 'at risk' after they carried out a selection process of the three posiitons of which hers is one.
They have offered her a part time job on less money (PRO RATA) than her position as they said 'it might be helpful whilst you are pregnant to do less hours anyway'. So I ask - obviously they are within their rights to make the position redundant and have claimed they chose her job not because of any issues surrounding the pregnancy, but to say what they have about offering her another job on less hours and less PRO RATA pay - does this not smack of using it as a reason to choose her job for the axe?
To be fair, the other job would be ideal when she does return to work in the future, but if she accepted it it would mean getting less pay now (which we could do with).
Any help greatly appreciated.