We have a member of staff who has recently moved to another location following a reorganisation in the business 2 months ago. We have a mobility clause in our contract and the move was carefully managed and agreed to by all parties. This man is over 65 and was the first since the change in the law to request to work on- to which we agreed. So far so good. However he does not get on well with his new Supervisor and has been complaining about having to travel further to work. In a discussion with his area manager he suggested that we make him redundant. His exact words were “why don’t you sack me?- make me redundant”. We are currently looking very closely at our costs but we are not in a redundancy situation and something about this situation is making alarm bells ring for me. Any advice?
fiona fritz