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Is a redundant employee who has turned down an offer of suitable alternative employment still entitled to paid time off to look for other employment?
If a redundant employee accepts alternative work for a fixed term, what are his or her rights when that fixed term comes to an end?
Is a redundant employee still entitled to reasonable paid time off to look for other employment while undertaking a trial period of alternative employment?
If an alternative but less well-paid position is offered to a redundant employee, is there any obligation on the employer to continue paying the employee at his or her current level?
Where an employee has been given notice of redundancy, if he or she seeks to leave before the end of the notice period to take up a new job will this affect his or her statutory redundancy payment?
Is an employer obliged to wait a certain period of time before re-employing an employee who was dismissed for redundancy?
No. Although an employer's obligation to offer suitable alternative employment to an employee
begins as soon as notice to terminate his or her contract has been given and
continues throughout the notice period, it ends once the contract has been
terminated. After the contract has ended the employer is under no duty to offer
any employment that becomes available to the ex-employee, but neither is it
precluded from doing so.
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