The definition of redundancy, as is relevant to your particular case, is a reduced...read more
I was employed in 2006 and given a 4-day week contract. Early in 07 I reduced my hours. I went on maternity leave and was advised to start back on two days a week, but found I was doing a new role. After seven months I asked to go back to my old role and was refused and told my only alternative was to resign. Can I appeal?
It is likely that your new role, when you started it seven months ago, would be seen as a variation to your contract, even if you have nothing in writing. As you did this for seven months, it would be difficult for you to suggest that you are entitled to return to the job you were doing before you left on maternity leave.