We are looking at restructuring our field staff. We currently have 2 FT and one PT employee covering all of the UK. We are looking at making one person redundant.
Currently, we have one FT head covering the North, one FT head covering the South West and the PT head covering the South East.
We are moving to 2 areas, North and South. The existing North position would be take some of the old SE and SW territory. The remaining position, South would be the old SE & SW together – less the area now in the North.
That would give us 3 people and 2 FT positions.
Is it reasonable to make the PT worker redundant on the basis of location and that they couldn’t manage this new area as a PT worker?
Do we need to offer them the opportunity to relocate at their expense and to transfer to full time if they wish?