2004-08-29 12:16:08 UTC
I currently work for a large oil company in one of the IT departments, and
my job is being offshored to India this year
(we're currently going through "knowledge transfer" to them - but that
fiasco is another story ...). I'm due to be made
redundant along with about 80 other people later this year.
The company wants one person from each team in the department to stay on for
another 6 months to help with the transition.
I've indicated an interest in this role but I do still want the redundancy
money. But what's to stop them going back on their
word and not make me redundant when the time arrives (eg. if things are
going badly, which I think they will) ? HR have
indicated they're willing to guarantee my exit by writing an email
confirming that I will be made redundant on a particular
date next year - but is this watertight and legal ? It all sounds a bit
amateurish to me .... (The company have indicated
that they do not wish to give people a different notice period other than
the default of 90 days).
Does anyone else have any views or advice or thoughts on this method of
deferring redundancy ?
Thanks in advance,