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An employee may claim a statutory redundancy payment without being dismissed in one of two situations:
where the employee is ‘laid-off’ by the employer, ie when the employer temporarily shuts down its operation because it cannot find any or enough work for the employees
where an employee is put on short-time working—short-time working occurs where the employer requires the employee to do less than their full contractual hours and the employee receives less pay as a result
In the circumstances to which you refer, it would seem that the employer intends to implement a period of short-time working.
Where there is no existing contractual right for the employer to impose this, the express informed consent of the employee will be needed. The imposition of a period of short-term working without a contractual right to do so, or without the employee’s consent, is likely
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