A worker in the UK is employed by a managed service company.
They are going to lose their job because the MSC's client plans to remove that specific worker's role from the contract between the MSC and client.
This, in effect, forces the MSC to make the worker redundant because the MSC has only one client and therefore have no work for the employee.
The reason driving this change is so that this worker specifically will be terminated due to thier extended sickness. They have been out sick for 2 weeks and provided a sicknote for a further 4 weeks.
This may well be right and legal but it feels wrong. A way to get around all the reasons someone might be protected against termination. Someone waves a hand and the work 'goes away' and THATs the reason they got the shove from their actual employer, even though the client pulling the strings effectively forced the dismissal because X, Y or Z.
I'd like to know whether or not this is all legal and above board or how best to find out.