Is it right that I have to interview for my own job when facing redundancy?

Whilst interviewing for your own job in a redundancy situation may seem unfair, it is a process that many employers follow, and they are generally entitled to do so.

Normally, the situation would occur when employers are trying to reduce head count or restructure the business to make it more effective. This may mean that even though your specific role is not redundant, other similar roles to yours may be, therefore your employer doesn’t need as many people carrrying out the same tasks .The application process may involve both internal and external candidates so there may be a high level of competition throughout the recruitment.

You are not obliged to apply for your own job, but if you don’t, this may be taken into account in the redundancy selection process, and you could find yourself facing dismissal.

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