My role moved and I was not allowed to apply for it because it was over 75 minutes away. I am in full agreement with the 75 minute rule. My base location (where my role was) is over 75 mins away. My company is saying I must travel there. Must I travel there or can I go to a nearer location.
Province/Country relating to question: united kingdom
I have said I dont wish to travel as I agree its too far. They say that only applies to new roles and not to my old role (which ceased to exist on 18 June)
Hello,what does your employment contract say about this, if you have one?
My base is location is where they are trying to make me work. However they have decided that if you take a role you are not able to take it up if you are over 75 mins away. I was unable to be identified to my role when it moved location as the 75 minute rule applied. However they are now saying I must work at my contratual location and have decided that the 75 minute rule does not apply. The 75 minute rule was devloped as they argue they have a duty of care for employees wellbeing. I believe I can argue that because they have decided that I cant apply for roles over 75 mins (their arguement related to thier duty of care) I believe I can also say that over 75 mins is too much travel and it goes against thier duty of care as an employer. It is actually quite barmy as I am displaced and expect to be made redundant in the next few weeks. I cannot apply for roles in my contratual location because of the 75 min rule. I am looking to redundancy and I really do not want to have to travel to a location that they decided was too far away (when it suits). So I suppose my query is can I argue that the journey is too far by thier own standards and that I find it tiring and stress full and that they have a duty to minimise this.
Yes, you certainly have a good case for arguing that. It seems they want to have it both ways by denying you a role because of the 75 minutes rule and then waiving the rule to suit them by making you work in your base location.All the best
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