I started a new job last October. My employers were aware I had a young child and in my interview they asked if I could work a weekend day. I said I could work a Saturday, but not Sundays due to lack of childcare. I was offered the job working Tuesday-Saturday which worked well. But I recived a text on Thursday, informing me that, as of
next week when I return from holiday, I will be working Sunday-Thursday. Is there anyway I can contest this as I have no childcare on a Sunday and my daughter's nursery has no space on a Monday until June?
I'm currently appealing a grievance decision by my company not to return me to my previous role following 12 months' maternity leave. The reasons were that they thought my maternity cover was a better qualified person to do my job. I would like to know my options after the appeal outcome if the company's position does not change. Do I simply resign... Is this constructive dismissal? Do I then look to make a claim? Is constructive dismissal my only option at the end of grievance proceedings?
I work in a US bank in the City. They are restructuring but say they are not making any redundancies. I work a compressed week - five days in four - and am reluctant to give up my fifth day, when I pick up and drop my children at school. What are my rights if they say that only full-time positions are available? I have worked part-time and then compressed hours for several years with my contract having been changed to incorporate this.
Last year my husband's shifts at work were changed which meant every four weeks we would both be working two evening shifts at the same time. We have two children 8 and 13. As we struggle for childcare in the evening I approached my line manager and asked if I could request officially to move my shifts to an early on the occasions this happened. He told me there was no need to do this as he could be flexible enough to accommodate this as and when it came around. So far this year my husband has managed to arrange leave from work when these shifts have clashed. However from August onwards he has no more leave to facilitate this. I approached my line manager and asked if I could move the two conflicting late shifts in August to an early as discussed previously. He has refused my request and has denied making such an agreement. He has told me I have to submit a Part-Time Working form (this has been provided by our HR department) and put the shifts for changing on the form. I have done this, highlighting the changes required and returned it to him. He has returned the form to me on a number of occasions now telling me he isn't happy it has been done properly. He never gives me any assistance and doesn't highlight where he thinks it has gone wrong. I am getting very upset by this and I find it hard to ask him questions with regards to the form due to his responses. I feel he is deliberatly obstructing me. I just want to get the form done and get on with my job. I handed the form to him on Friday and he handed it back. I have now found out that he is on holiday for two weeks so nothing can happen with the form until he comes back and signs it off. It also means that I will have to make arrangements for childcare as by the time he comes back the shifts I need to change will have passed. I have explained my situation to him. I have even said that I may be forced to take unpaid leave if I cannot change these shifts and he has threatened disciplinary action. Please can you advise me on this matter.
I recently had to give up my job as my boss was being unreasonable. I worked the night shift for a year before going onto days after Christmas. I spoke to my boss and we agreed (verbally) that if I was to go onto day shifts that I would work a few hours every other weekend and the majority of my hours during the week. I found I was working almost every weekend with long shifts and had to go into the office to discuss this several times. I am contracted for 20 hours a week and was being given 16 hour shifts over the weekend. As a result of this I felt I had no option but to leave my job, but I feel as if I have been pushed out. Can I do anything?