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Hello, I have been working in recycling company for 8 years now and 6 of these years I have spent on supervising other people together with other 2 supervisors so there always been 3 of us. Our managing director employed 3 supervisors from his old workplace to run the furnace few years ago. Now the furnace has been shut down and instead of making these 3 supervisors redundant they 'pushed' them in to our supervisors group and there have been 6 of us for a year now. Now the managing director turned around and said he will be introducing 5 shift pattern which will only require 5 of us so one will have to be made redundant and he has given us one week before he enforces one of us to go

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He should know that I have been a supervisor for 6 years now and others only been there for 2 years on different terms and conditions of the employment . I'm afraid that our managing director may commit cronyism to keep his old friends and get rid of me where I have been here for longer and have more experience in recycling business

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Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 2 years ago
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Thanks you for requesting me but this is not my area so I will pass on to a colleague who can help

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Solicitor: Ben Jones, UK Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Hello, can you please let me know if there was any overlap of duties between the existing 3 supervisors and the other 3, before they moved to do your job?

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There was no overlap, they had completely different duties and different contracts
Solicitor: Ben Jones, UK Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Was their move not challenged at the time?

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