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Alternative Work and Trial Periods

Key Points

  • Statutory Redundancy Pay can be forfeit if suitable alternative work is unreasonably refused.
  • Alternative employment taken up quickly after redundancy with the same employer retains continuity.
  • Women on maternity leave must be offered any suitable available vacancy.
  • Compensation for unfair dismissal can be affected by an employee’s stated lack of interest in alternative work but the employer should always offer such work if available.

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