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Do you have to tell new employer you were made redundant?
You don’t need to advertise the fact that you have been made redundant by the sound of your answers. If you are still in a consultation period with your current employer you will technically still be employed by the company and therefore a new employer only needs to know about your current state of employment.
Can a new employer call an old employer?
In short, yes. There are no federal laws restricting what an employer can or cannot say about a former employee. For the reasons above, many companies only release their former employees’ job titles, dates of employment, and salaries.
Can I be made redundant if my job still exists?
No, but often the issue of whether or not a job still exists is a complicated one. Your employer has to be reasonable when making you redundant. Your employer can make you redundant if they genuinely don’t need you to do your job and your skills are no longer needed.
How soon after redundancy can I start a new job?
A Typically there are no restrictions on you taking up employment after you are made redundant. The trouble is that some employers often stipulate that you do not take up any employment for, say, three months after you accept the severance package.
How do I know if my redundancy is fair?
Check if your redundancy is fair
- Contact your nearest Citizens Advice if you need help at any stage.
- Check if your employer has discriminated.
- Check if you’ve been chosen for a fair reason.
- Make sure your employer holds a group consultation if they’re making at least 20 people redundant.
What can a previous employer legally disclose?
One of the things job seekers often wonder about is what a previous employer can say about them as a former employee.
Can I sue my employer for disclosing personal information?
Yes, you can sue your employer. This is serious and you have damages for this invasion of your privacy.