I have been back from maternity leave since earlier this year and am now part time. My department is now being restructured and there are six jobs and seven of us. My manager has said that none of the jobs are part time. We all have to be interviewed for the new position (which is happening in 2 weeks). What are my rights if I get one of the jobs and still want to work part time? I am the only part-time team member and the only working parent.
I have said informally that I would like to return to work three days per week in February after 9 months of maternity leave. My employers are volunteer trustees and my role is the most senior in the charity. I have suggested that I could do my role in three days with a two day per week assistant. They have said no and that they want to keep my cover on full time to do half my job and I can have the other half. So I will lose half my remit and share my seniority. Practically this will not work well in our small business, financially it isn't viable and my cover would be impossible to work with. I wanted to know if legally I can stop them doing this. Do I have any right to keep the same job description of my full-time job if I want to return part time?
After returning from maternity leave I was told I could work part-time hours. On my first day back I was told I can only do this for one month and after that it will be back to full time. I understand that maybe this is a business need, but can they be allowed to treat me like this? The initial agreement was made over the phone and not in writing.
I have been having trouble getting my boss to give me the hours I need. I'm a manager working for a fast food restaurant. Several times I have asked to do morning shifts so my 1 year old can attend nursery, but she has given me 1-8 shifts every day Monday to Friday, so her dad, who works nights, has her from half 12 and my mum has her after work from 4. This is really not ideal as I hardly see her or put her to bed, and today I turned up for work and was sent home as I was unable to attend a training day this morning from 8.45 till 2.30 which I was informed about on Monday. As I was unable to attend I told my boss' assistant who told me she would let her know and didn't and so I was sent home today. I am really considering handing my notice in - me and her dad are separated. Would I be entitled to any benefit if I handed my notice in due to problems with childcare?
I have been employed for three years on a part-time contract. For the last 2.5 years I have been consistently working full-time hours. I have asked several times for my contract to reflect this, but nothing has been done. Do I have any claim to common practice and can I get my contract made up to full time, including holiday pay?