Part-time and made redundant: ask the expert
As long as you have two years' continuous service (without which you would not be entitled to a redundancy payment) your redundancy payment for all your years' service will be calculated based on your part-time salary only. This is because it is your part-time position which is being made redundant, and you are therefore being compensated for your current part-time position, not the full-time position you used to have.
Redundancy payment is calculated based on your age, length of service and salary. Whilst your salary will be based on your part-time employment only, your length of service will be considered for both your part-time and your full-time positions. In other words the longer you have worked (full-time and part-time), the higher your redundancy payment will be.
Laura Livingstone is an employment lawyer for Davenport Lyons in London.
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