My wife has been on Adoption leave and she requested reduced hours based around being back for nursery/school pick-ups. She requested 5 short days. Her employer has rejected this on the grounds that it is not within the businesses needs and changed the role to include site visits which will involve long distance travel, something which she did a long time ago but had not done this for a few years and her previous line manager had changed her role before the adoption leave for this to be carried out in an alternative way or by other people. The company has undergone recent restructuring, including redundancies. This has not been offered or discussed, but can she request redundancy and if so how does she word the request?
I'm currently on AML and my employer has just told me that my role as head of history at a local school will be made redundant. They have said that I need to apply for a new head of humanities role that has an additional workload and responsibility, but not for any more money. Do they have to advertise the new role externally as well as internally? Can they actually do this while I'm on AML?
My partner is on maternity leave (about 16 weeks in) and her position is being made redundant. She was informed there is a role which she could apply for and be assessed on to see if she is suitable. Unaware of the law, she attended an assessment against other people who were currently in the business and not on maternity leave and scored poorly. Consequently the job was given to someone else who didn't have the same skills, previous experience or performance record as my partner but did score well on the assessment day. Would we be right is assuming this was discriminatory?
I have just been made redundant and have a questions about my pay. I was on maternity leave from 01.04.2012 until 07.02.2013. I added my accrued paid leave onto the end of my maternity leave, meaning I was off in total 12 months until 31.03.2013. I was then advised that legally if you are on maternity leave your employer has to pay you statutory notice at full pay. My employer has said ok you are currently on paid annual leave for seven weeks and therefore all we need to do it make up the short fall of two weeks full pay and this will equal the nine weeks of full pay. This period was calculated by counting nine weeks back from 31.03.2013 until 24 Jan 2013. I assumed the notice period being referred to was the time I'm on maternity leave and serving my redundancy notice, and during this time I have to receive full pay and that my paid annual leave is separate.
I am 16 weeks pregnant and told my boss about the pregnancy about a month ago. The company has seen a reduction in clients and two weeks ago I received a letter announcing that my job (Office Manager) is considered for redundancy and the main reason being I do not have a client facing role. I wrote back saying that this has always been the case and asking who is going to do my job and I was told that other team members. Also I have been told that I am the only one considered for redundancy and this is purely a cost-cutting measure. I feel that this is related to my pregnancy as tasks have been taken away from me and furthermore a temp has been hired and is doing some of them. Also team members are also asking other people to do some of my tasks (arranging travel, hotels, deal with expenses) and even though they say that this is a cost-cutting measure the spending has continued and furthermore they have applied for a Green Card visa for one team member and paid for the application. They only answered my questions at the end of the consultation, leaving me with no option of asking for more details. I would appreciate if you could advise if I can sue for unfair dismissal. I have been with the company just under two years and the notice period finished exactly before the completion of my two years.