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10/04/2013 at 15:50
I am a forum regular (well not quite as regular as I was on the PP) but I wish to remain anon just now as I have friends from here outside of here IYSWIM?
A bit of background, I had to stop working at the end of my maternity leave due to childcare issues. H has been working for a company for the past 6 years and in recent times they have been struggling. The bosses have been treating the staff there like ar$ehole$ and as such tensions have been rising for a while. They have recently lost a contract and advised things might change in there soon (ie. redundancies etc).
Over the past few weeks H has said he is being singled out a little...he does have bit of a temper and all I know is that after weeks of this going on he has lost it big time today. I don't know the ins and outs of what happened at the moment as this is all he has said, but basically he has a meeting this evening regarding it. I know we'd be likely to receive benefits and help with housing etc (we rent at present) but I can't help but worry about what is going to happen if he loses his job. What would we be entitled to if push came to shove and he lost his job? Where do we start? We'd both look for work obviously, but I can't help but worry (I'm a born worrier anyway).
I don't really know what I expect from posting this....but I really am concerned now
Sorry for the downer ladies...I know others have so much more to deal with but I don't know where to turn for advice?
10/04/2013 at 15:53
No experience but worth looking at entitledto.co.uk which should help with what you would be able to claim. Also make sure he documents everything as there are procedures which have to be followed for redundancy and dismissal and the company need to be sticking to these - ACAS would be a good place to start for advice on employment rights.
10/04/2013 at 15:57
Exactly what Margot says.
I can't offer any advice but lots of vibes heading your way x
10/04/2013 at 16:01
Thank you ladies...I just had a look at the benefit calculator should the worst happen. I just hate all this not knowing what exactly has happened, and what is going to happen x
10/04/2013 at 16:04
Fingers crossed for a positive outcome Frazzled, let us know how it goes x
10/04/2013 at 16:09
Margot has given really good advice already. Sorry you are going through this - the same happened to my H last year and he did get made redundant - three times in total actually over the last 5 years and I know how much it sucks, let alone with you having to stop work and have a LO.
Really hope the situation isn't as bad as he thinks, I know when things are awful at work you can feel a bit paranoid on top of things not being good, but it the worst does happen, we are here if you need anything, or just need to vent.
I know it's easy to say now, but my H losing his job last year really did work out for the best and he is now in a new role where he is sooo happy with really decent bosses and it has made such a positive difference to both our lives.
Big hugs x
10/04/2013 at 16:51
Sorry to hear your situation Frazzled. I don't have much advice but wanted so say I hope it all turns out ok x
10/04/2013 at 20:30
What Lauren said, hope it all works itself out x
11/04/2013 at 11:04
Sorry you're going through this unsettling time. Is your H in a union? If so get in touch with them ASAP. If not, speak to CAB and see if they can advise him on the way forward with his employers.
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