The definition of redundancy, as is relevant to your particular case, is a reduced...read more
Whilst on maternity leave (I had planned to take the full 52 weeks) my department has been moved out into a separate company. There has been an organisational restructure and a job matching process has been undertaken where all employees’ current job descriptions were matched against jobs in the new structure. The three outcomes of the process were either 1) a direct match and job offered 2) a similar match and invitation to interview for that job or 3) not matched and invited to review remaining posts and apply. My post has been classed as a similar match and I have been invited for interview – however, it has been confirmed that I would be the only person who would be interviewed for the post. I still have another 2 ½ months of maternity leave left. Can my employers force me to interview for a post which is a similar role to the one I was doing (and now no longer exists) where I am the only candidate or should they automatically provide me with a job on similar t&c’s?