When you are offered voluntary redundancy, do they have to tell you who else have been made offers to as well? Or can they do it on targeted basis?
Does this depend on the number of affected personnel, similar to forced redundancy?
In this case there should at least be 20+ staff affected. ie, our business unit MIGHT get restructured in a couple of of months, hence being made the offer. However, I have asked if anyone else have been made offers, not even names, just in general, but they would not answer that, other than quoting the restructuring line.
I know of one other person who probably got an offer.
They quoted some law (s111a of employments act 1996) which effectively prohibits me from discussing this with colleagues, or using anything said in that meeting against the company at a later stage, and have 1 week to make up my mind.
When I left the managers office, he suggested that I hid the letter with the offer as to not give anyone else the wrong idea. Surely if everyone else in the same business unit had been made an offer, they would know what the envelope was?
I'm just getting the feeling that they are starting a 'selective culling'. Don't get me wrong, the offer they made seems reasonable and might be a good opportunity to move on. They also cover solicitor fees, so do not want to rock the boat and have them withdraw the offer, but I would appreciate honesty on their side.
So, does any of this sound fishy at all?