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Made Redundant

Hi all, am looking for some advice please, I have been shielding since March due to taking Benopali for psoratic Athritis. Have just been told I am being made redundant due to impact o f Covid 19 on the business. I am the only one who has been made redundant so far, I have been off sick before due to recently being diagnosed with Adult Epilepsy. I have been with the company for 4 years and can't help but thinking my sickness and sheilding are reasons for me being chosen for being made redundant. I had a good relationship with company before but now seems to have turned very sour. Not sure of my next step. Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks John.


  • Mike1Mike1 Posts: 637 ✭✭✭

    It’s against the law for employers to discriminate against you because of a disability. The Equality Act 2010 protects you and covers redundancy. You can’t be chosen for redundancy  just because you’re disabled. The selection process for redundancy must be fair and balanced for all employees. If you’ve been made redundant because of coronavirus (COVID-19), your employer might be able to re-employ you and pay 80% of your wages. You must be selected for redundancy in a fair way, for example because of your level of experience or capability to do the job. You cannot be selected because of age, gender, or if you’re disabled or pregnant. If you are, this could be classed as an unfair dismissal. Check out https://www.gov.uk/redundancy-your-rights/being-selected-for-redundancy to find out more about redundancy and if you need help contact the CAB or your Union if you are in one. Good Luck.

  • CrookeseyCrookesey Posts: 119

    It’s a very good time to make someone redundant as it’s next to impossible to get through to anyone in a government department during this pandemic. You may do better to send a letter by recorded delivery to the relevant department or/and seek the advice of a solicitor who specialises in this type of work and will give you at least a free hour of their time. It would also do you no harm tell your employer of your intentions.

    Good luck.

  • Thank you for the help and support I have contacted a solicitor.

    Kr John.

  • Mike1Mike1 Posts: 637 ✭✭✭

    Let us know how you get on mate, good luck.

  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,245 ✭✭✭

    Very wise move. As Mike says do let us know what happens 😕


    Toni xxx

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