While on maternity leave I was informed that due to some restructuring, my department was being merged with another and all members of my department were at risk as redundancy. I have now returned to work and after consultations, we were asked to apply for some positions that have become vacant within the department. I applied for the only two that were suitable for me considering childcare as I now work part-time.
I have now been told that I was not successful and will be considered for redundancy when the new system starts in December. It is worth mentioning that of all of us at my project, I am the only one who was not redeployed. One of the positions I applied for happens to be a newly created position and is very similar to my current one, but none of us was 'good enough' so I am now left with nothing suitable. This position, in addition to others, will now be advertised externally. During the interview for the other position my inability to work full time was mentioned as I clearly stated that, due to childcare responsibilities, I can work 3 week days. I can only presume that I have not been offered any of the jobs because of my inflexibility due to childcare issues. Could you please advise what my rights are and if I have indeed been treated fairly in this case?
Whilst on maternity leave (I had planned to take the full 52 weeks) my department has been moved out into a separate company. There has been an organisational restructure and a job matching process has been undertaken where all employees' current job descriptions were matched against jobs in the new structure. The three outcomes of the process were either 1) a direct match and job offered 2) a similar match and invitation to interview for that job or 3) not matched and invited to review remaining posts and apply. My post has been classed as a similar match and I have been invited for interview – however, it has been confirmed that I would be the only person who would be interviewed for the post. I still have another 2 ½ months of maternity leave left. Can my employers force me to interview for a post which is a similar role to the one I was doing (and now no longer exists) where I am the only candidate or should they automatically provide me with a job on similar t&c’s?
I'm on the last month of maternity leave. I've requested my employer to let me use my holidays for this year to reduce my working days from 5 to 4 until I run out of accrued holidays. I've also requested that once my accrued holidays are used up, I'd like to reduce my working days from 5 to 4 on a permanent basis. My employer has agreed to my first request of using the accrued holidays, but on the second request it said that in around 5 months my working hours can be reviewed. I understand that my department is highly likely to go through a restructure in a couple of months. I'd have liked to have agreed to permanent terms from the outset, as I feel that I may lose out on my rights to flexible working if I accept returning to work without reaching a final decision on cutting my working hours. Please could you advise.
I'm currently on maternity leave and there is a proposal currently in its consultation phase where my role has been 'removed'. The positions available for me to apply for would all mean an effective demotion and reduction in pay. Can my employer do this? In addition, I was told that a position that was available whilst on maternity leave was full-time and could not be part time. I now discover that that is not true and someone is doing that role in 4 days (I also work 4 days, so would have applied for the role had I known). Where do I stand with this?
I have recently returned to work from maternity leave. The company is having a huge restructure & making half the staff redundant. I had my first consultation meeting whilst on maternity where I was informed what was going on & given job roles to look at & apply for. I didn't apply for any. The company have put a selection criteria together & the top scoring employees jobs are safe - the bottom half are at risk of redundancy. I today found out my current job was safe & was given an area to work on from September. However, since my first meeting I have had no contact from the company. They were sending weekly emails to staff keeping them updated on what was going on in the process, available jobs, pay banding etc. There were apparently in excess of 20 emails sent out, I received none of these. They asked for people to volunteer for redundancy. I wasn't asked (I found out through a colleague). I did volunteer but this was rejected. All other employees had access to an intranet-like application where they could look at job roles, find out info on the restructure etc 24/7 at their leisure - I had no access to this. I asked HR 3 times to be included in the information being sent out & am still awaiting a response over a month later. I am now back at work & still not being included in the restructure information. I obviously wanted to go, but now can't as my job is still available to me. Can I fight for maternity discrimination as I've not been kept informed throughout the whole process & have had to rely on colleagues?