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Can my employer down grade my job whilst I'm still in post?
Can my employer down grade my job whilst I'm still in post? … read more
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My company has announced a restructure and my Jodie is being
My company has announced a restructure and my Jodie is being downgraded by one grade but significantly will therefore no longer be considered a senior manager role. I have been offered the role with p… read more
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It is regarding secondments and redundancy , :I am have
For Ben Jones:I am have been seconded to a Grade 3 senior management post (higher grades being more senior) for approx 8 months. This Grade 3 post was a new post in an interim structure while our area was under review. Prior to this secondment I was in a Grade 2 post as a regional officer. I understand this is sometimes classed as a substantive post, however I have just noticed that there is no wording to this effect in my secondment contract, it has just been done as a general FTC. I didn't notice this at the time of signing but there had been talk of me returning to the grade 2 post if I didn't feel the grade 3 was right or if it wasn't required in the new structure.Before the interim structure came into play, there were 4 regional officers, although one of these was a vacancy which hadn't been filled. The interim structure saw the 4 regional officers reduced to two with an expansion of area but with an extra layer of management introduced by way of 2 temporary grade 3 posts - one of which I am seconded to, and the other secondee to grade 3 is one the other grade 2 regional officers. The grade 3 secondments were internally advertised. Only myself and my colleague applied. When we were seconded, my post was backfilled by way of a FTC with the remaining grade 2 colleague continuing in her role with the expanded area. The review of our area is now complete and the interim structure for our team will be made permanent. I have been advised that my substantive post is at risk of redundancy as the headcount of three (plus a 4th vacancy) is reducing to two. I am also advised that I need to apply for the perm grade 3 opportunity even though I have been doing an excellent job (this is the feedback) for 8 months. Bearing in mind that there is no substantive clause in my secondment FTC (although this was verbally mentioned back then), and the secondment post is now a permanent requirement, can they make me apply for it? There is no one else at risk of redundancy who could do my seconded role (at least in my view) and in any case they didn't take the opportunity to apply previously. Even if there was a substantive clause, would they still have right to make me apply for a job I'm doing that is required indefinitely? Surely it should be a case of checking I am happy to continue in this post and confirming me, otherwise then putting me at risk of redundancy from substantive post (providing they can rely on 8 month old discussions that aren't documented and I can't remember exactly what was said)? … read more
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Hi, the NHS Trust where Ive worked as band 4 medical secretary
Hi, the NHS Trust where I've worked as band 4 medical secretary for 14years are going to review all med sec posts with a view to down grade some band 4 med secs to band 3 but expect them to do the sam… read more
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due to a restructure within my department current roles were
due to a restructure within my department current roles were deleted and staff were 'slotted in' to new posts as we were told the department would be restructured - however this meant for me a downgra… read more
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My company want to downgrade my role from supervisor to clerk
My company want to downgrade my role from supervisor to clerk ,however my wages will be ring fenced but my supervisory status will be gone.Can they still expect me to carry out Supervisory function ev… read more
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I have been acting in an interim band 8a role for the past
I have been acting in an interim band 8a role for the past 4 years. The NHS Trust now are saying that I have to revert back to my band 7 post and they are not going to have the 8a post from Tuesday. T… read more
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Good Morning, I was hoping to get some advice re: the following
Good Morning, I was hoping to get some advice re: the following situation. I was told yesterday that my role at work would be made redundant, i have a consultation process today. My concern is that th… read more
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I work as a regional sales manager, managing a team of 8 representatives in the south east/south west of the UK. My company has undergone a re-structure and they've invited the sales representatives t… read more
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I would like to know if there is any case law regarding suitable
I would like to know if there is any case law regarding suitable alternative employment during redundancy specifically in relation to someone on secondment into a higher role which is available in the… read more
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My employer is restructuring the organisatoin. They are currently
My employer is restructuring the organisatoin. They are currently doing desktop 'slotting and matching' exercise. They are saying that my current role is not a new job, it will move from one location … read more
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I have TUPEd into another NHS trust recently and now find
I have TUPE'd into another NHS trust recently and now find myself part of a departmental re-structure. To date I have worked as IT Network & Telecoms Manager. As part of the consultation I have been a… read more
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I have worked for my Company for 25years. In 2005 i suffered
I have worked for my Company for 25years. In 2005 i suffered a work related stress injury and was put on gardening leave for two weeks whilst an occupational nurse arrnaged a change of my work duties.… read more
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There is currently a restructure at my workplace. My boss has
There is currently a restructure at my workplace. My boss has been given voluntary severance and I am being expected to take on his line management responsibilities (5 people) at my grade (two grades … read more
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Hi - I am currently in a consultation period relating to an
Hi - I am currently in a consultation period relating to an organisational change of our department. Our jobs are graded in bands and we have been told that new job roles have been ring fenced so that… read more
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I work for a Local Authority support service. This service
I work for a Local Authority support service. This service comprises 44 people. I am a manager in this team. A S188 has just been served on the management team, as the senior manager structure is out … read more
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I was promoted 2 years ago. However, for various reasons my
I was promoted 2 years ago. However, for various reasons my company are looking at demoting me back to my previous grade. Are they obliged to offer me the package I was on before my promotion?… read more
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Our organisation is restructuring. I was supposed to migrate
Our organisation is restructuring. I was supposed to migrate from my current job, Finance Manager, to one of the new jobs, Head of Business and Finance. I had grave reservations about the job as unlik… read more
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