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I have requested the job description for the new role but have been told that this is not yet available, would you recommend that I wait for this to understand exactly how it will effect my role prior to raising my concerns?
Is it acceptable for me to suggest to them that I feel given the impact the new role will have on my role ( if it indeed does) that my role should be placed on consultation?
What is my course of action if they disagree?
Due to the difficulties and costs associated to arranging childcare I would prefer to have this resolved prior to returning as ultimately I feel redundancy is inevitable at some point. I genuinely feel that they are trying to gently coerce me into submitting my resignation prior to returning.
Thanks Ben, but I guess by problem here is that they aren't using the term "restructure" here. They are simply informing me that they are creating a new role that my role will report into. I used to report directly into the MD. Whilst the MD role doesn't exist within the business the newly created role will report into the MD replacement role. I feel that this is clearly a diminishment of the grade of my role which should go through a formal consultation process.
The company are however extremely "nervous" about placing people on maternity/parental leave on consultation.
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