Can you be made redundant and replaced by a cheaper candidate

meepman

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Hi,

Can an employer make an employee redundant and then replace them with a cheaper candidate?

Is that common practice or against regulations?
 

Clamball

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No your job cannot be replaced, but it could be a new employee may have some part of your old duties incorporated into a new job.

Say you were a chef in a cafe and were made redundant and a new waiter was taken on part of which their duties were to make the meals as well as serve them.
 

Bronte

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No of course they can't do this. Officially. But they do it via other means such as a restructuring. If you've been made unemployed and replaced with someone doing your old job you need to see a good employment solicitor. Or talk to your union.
 
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