Moray Citizens Advice Bureau is supporting the Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) Redundancy Rights campaign.
This campaign is being launched in response to the increase in people contacting the Citizens Advice network with enquiries about redundancy. It’s anticipated that there will be an even greater need for support after the governments’ furlough scheme comes to a close in October.
CAS Social Justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said:
“Scotland is facing a tidal wave of job losses as the furlough scheme winds down while restrictions remain in place.”
“People facing their last pay-cheque in a job should make sure they have all of their holiday pay and hours worked paid. If they’ve been on furlough they should remember that redundancy pay should be at 100% – not 80%.”
“Losing your job can be really challenging experience and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Our message to people is that they have rights during the process and the Citizens Advice network is here to help you understand them.”
CAS have compiled a checklist of ten key things to consider if you’re losing your job:
1. Check if your redundancy is fair.
2. Check how much redundancy pay you get.
3. Furloughed? Make sure you get 100% redundancy pay.
4. What is your notice period?
5. Check your holiday pay.
6. You might be entitled to paid time off to look for work.
7. Check your insurance policies.
8. Apply for emergency funding.
9. Find out if you’re eligible for any Coronavirus-related support.
10. Look after your mental health.
Moray Citizens Advice Bureau will be promoting the campaign through social media, and encourage local people to get in touch if they are facing redundancy. Please contact us on 01343 555163 or via our webform at www.moraycab.org.uk/contact-us.
Moray Citizens Advice offers a free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information service to the Citizens of Moray. Our aims are:
· To ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively and equally.
· To exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services both locally and on a Scottish wide basis.