My wife works for a county council as a teacher in a managerial position. She is line manager to 4 other teachers who are the county advisors for a particular phase of education. She is in effect the trainer for half the county and has a team of 4 to help. The county has decided that management should go and that the management should be reduced to 1 at her level, or a bit higher and 2 at her level or a little bit lower. They called in the 5 personnel who were in the possible running for her job.. On interview my wife was rubbish, mainly because she was seriously rattled by the whole process and had had virtually no time to prepare being busy doing 2 jobs. As a result one of her subordinated has got the job that closely resembled hers. The other job has been filled by her counterpart from the other half of the county. Therein the background. She now has 2 options Voluntary redundancy or go into a pool for a job for which there are no job descriptions nor any structure. All she knows is that they are going to be paid considerably less than she is paid now. As she is just over 55 she has been told that she has to take early retirement if she goes for voluntary redundancy. She only has 21 years pension as she was a good girl and followed the colours with me She is being offered 1.5 x actual weekly wages x continuous service and her pension upgraded by 3.5 years We know that others are being offered 2.5 x actual weekly wage but not early retirement as they are under 55 and others offered early retirement have been offered 5 years uplift (aged 59). It does not seem very even handed. As they are being forced either to take early retirement or enter a job lottery where they have no idea what the prize is or worse still if not matched, due to being too qualified, being made compulsorily redundant where the pay off is seriously worse; could this constitute constructive dismissal? I am particularly cross as earlier this year they asked her to step up a post to run the team as she was the best in the team. They then nicked her holidays from her by making her job half teachers pay and conditions and half soulbury, no teachers holidays! They also mucked about with her pension rights. She is totally crushed by what has happened as she really enjoyed her job and put masses into it. Her performance at interview was totally uncharacteristic and none of her colleagues can believe what has happened. She has decided to jack it all in but I want to make the education department pay up properly, we going to be down 44k salary! any advice?