A month ago my wife was told that her department (of five people, in a multinational company with a couple of hundred UK employees) was being closed down and all five of them were being considered for redundancy. They were given a list of four internal vacancies and told to apply for as many as they wanted. 2 of the 5 were managers/supervisors and are not interested in the vacancies offered and are intending to leave the company. One of the four vacancies is a position under their current manager that they would all prefer. My wife confirmed in this interview that if succesful she would be allowed to keep her current flexible working with three days a week at home. The other three vacancies are with an unpopular manager who answered her question about flexible working by saying that he currently had a member of staff who worked from home one day a week but wouldn't expand on whether she would be allowed to do even this. Following the interviews my wife emailed HR to express a strong preference for the first job (without listing flexible working as one of her reasons). Of the other two colleagues one has applied for all four jobs and doesn't work from home and the third has two days working from home and decided to apply only for the job in the same department. The interviews were nearly three weeks ago and they were told they would have feedback meetings and further meetings regarding redundancy the following week but they heard nothing until Friday when they were told that they would have to have a test on Microsoft Excel to see who was most qualified. This didn't happen and they were lead to believe it had been dropped but last night the three of them got another email saying they would all have to have it after all, either this Friday or next Monday. Today her two colleagues are both in the office but she's at home. They arer all very upset and stressed as they feel like they've been left dangling. They want to go and complain to HR and want my wife to complain too. the colleague who has flexible working and only applied for one job is particularly upset because that job doesn't really involve Excel. She feels very strongly that she should support her colleaugues who are in the same position as her. My advice to her at the moment is to do or say as little as possible to leave her with as much choice as possible. As it is their dithering has ensured her six weeks redundancy notice will keep her paid to the end of the year. They feel very strongly that they've been treated badly and while this is true I can't see that they've actually done anything legally wrong. Is there any case that their refusal to give interview feedback and taking such a long time to consider anything is causing them undue stress? Is their any case that my wife might be discriminated against because of her current need for flexible working? She's been working 2-3 days at home for them for several years now but I don't think this obliges another department to offer her the same benefit? Is there any advantage in complaining to HR at all? What else could we be looking for in the way her company are dealing with this that we could use against them or is it just shitty luck? About a week into the process she was starting to be quite positive about the prospect of redundancy and finding something local but now she's just depressed. Not a good time of year to start job hunting either. Any advice or just moral support appreciated.