Anyway the ombudsman line said that I had a strong case and pointed out the reasons why. When I spoke to my employer i think they quickly realised that it wasn't a legitimate redundancy the roles are really the same and so they offered me the 4 weeks payout plus 4 weeks notice that they will pay out too. To answer your question though, they are classing it as a redundancy but it is really hush money IMO.
I'm happy with the 8 weeks, it will keep us going for another 4 moths and hopefully I can find something by then.
THANK YOU for all of your help ladies.
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14-03-2013 22:25 #21
14-03-2013 22:49 #22
Good on you for the good outcome
15-03-2013 07:09 #23
15-03-2013 07:56 #24
15-03-2013 13:15 #25
It makes me a little sad that companies get off the hook so cheaply for unfair treatment of pregnant woman and new parents. This is not right :-(
15-03-2013 14:08 #26
Work choices have a lot to answer for...
15-03-2013 14:42 #27
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15-03-2013 14:45 #28
Plus I know personally that they have really done a number on my self esteem.... After all of this I just wouldn't want to go back I can't imagine working with a 'team' that only kept me because I reported them and called them out on the phony redundancy...
It really is upsetting but it is what it is I guess.
15-03-2013 16:05 #29
OP sorry if you already answered this but did you have the 12 months service if you went by your due date (not the date you went on leave? That really is the essence of the whole issue as they technically have not done anything wrong if you don't. Legally anyway. Morally is another issue.
15-03-2013 18:36 #30
OP - glad that you are getting a payout.
It is better for you if thye are calling it a redundancy as it is taxed differently for you. So I wouldnt argue with that. They will send you an ETP statement to help you do your tax.
Its still Sh*t treatment by them employing someone else to fill your role - but yeah, if you are not going to want to work for them any more anyway, a payout is the best way to go.
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