We are currently restructuring roles within the business. One of the people whose role will change is on maternity leave. The newly defined role could be done by this person or another person. Would it be in order (on the expiry of maternity leave) to put both people in a pool for the purposes of determining who should assume the newly defined role (the unsuccessful person will be in a redundancy situation).Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 May 2010 On the assumption that the roles are interchangeable, then it would be expected that both employees would be put into a pool for selection for redundancy. Provided that the employee on maternity is not being considered for redundancy on that ground, and the criteria for selection are objective and fair, (and obviously is not connected to one employee’s maternity leave), there should not be an issue with such a selection process. Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
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