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Can I be made redundant whilst on shared parental leave?


Redundancy

Yes, you can be made redundant whilst on shared parental leave. You will have the same redundancy rights as your colleagues.


Your Rights

  • You must be offered any suitable alternative vacancy.
  • The alternative employment must be offered under a new contract.
  • The new contract must begin on the day after the previous contract ends.
  • The terms of the new contract must not be substantially less favourable than the previous contract.
  • The new role must be suitable for you and appropriate for you to do in the circumstances.
  • Where a suitable vacancy exists and is not offered, dismissal will be automatically unfair.

Updated: 04/03/2020

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