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redundancy rights - employer wants to pay a few weeks late

  • 31-08-2022 3:05pm
    Registered Users Posts: 10

    I was told I was being made redundant in July, given a one month notice period so my official last day was in August, and now my former employer owes me for the days I was still employed in August, all my unused leave days plus my redundancy pay (2 weeks pay for every year worked there plus one more week). I worked there for 2.5 years, so it's no small sum. I was told today that they don't have the money, so they can't pay me, but they should have it in a few weeks and will pay me when they get it. I'm not about to starve, but I'm a bit worried because it didn't seem like a sure thing. He wasn't sure exactly how many weeks it will be but said he will keep me posted. He seemed genuine and I want to take him for his word, but I can't help but feel like this isn't right. (He even said those words to me "This isn't right" - he was very embarrassed to be giving me the news.) What are my rights in this situation? I did some quick research and there is a redundancy scheme where the government will pay me my redundancy if my employer refuses to - but how long should I give them before applying for that? Also, what about the days I was still employed in August and all my unused leave days?