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I have just started a new job. Am 2 minths in and everything

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I have just started a new job. Am 2 minths in and everything is changing. I took the job 6 months ago under certain conditions and now its not what they said. What can i do
JA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.
Customer: In August last year i was offered Chief Actuary of EMEA role at large company. I took it but was on 6 months notice. I left a really good job. I started 6 weeks ago but in the meantime they have been in the press as need to cut costs. They have now changed structure as well and all the things i took the job for breadth, travel big team has changed. I feel i have been cheated and really dislike it
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?
Customer: I have tried to change things to make it better but to no avail. They paid me a signing bonus that i need to return if i leave.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What are you hoping to achieve?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Am i able to leave without paying bonus back as they have breached the contract
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
By removing my responsibilities
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Does the contract say you have to pay back the bonus and if so under what conditions?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes if i leave within a year. I dont have it here
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I just feel like i have been really mislef
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Misled
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Are you able to get that clause just so I can see exactly what you are bound by? Not a problem if it is tomorrow?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yes. I have it on email but would need to be tomorrow
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
No problem, whenever it is convenient, I will pick this up again tomorrow.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Any luck with finding the contract? No worries if not, I was just checking to see how you are getting on, thanks
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Hi, do you still want to send the contract or are you happy for me to provide advice based on the info I already have?

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