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I have 12 years’ service with a major bank. Following maternity leave I’ve been working part-time for the last eight months. If the bank offers voluntary redundancy will I be reckoned to have worked eight months or will my 12 years be taken into account?

From a legal standpoint your maternity leave would not be considered a break in your service, so if you were made redundant you would be reckoned to have 12 years’ uninterrupted service. However under the statutory scheme your redundancy compensation would be based on your part-time pay. It’s likely you will be offered something better. Contact your union.

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