I am currently seven months into maternity leave and have been informed that my role, along with over 100 others at the same level and above, have been put at risk of redundancy. There will be 50 roles in the new restructure at my current level. There is only one role I can apply for within the new structure due to location. My questions are: 1. If I apply for the role I would want to do the role part time - would they have to consider this? And when should I inform them that this would be my condition of accepting the role? 2. If I do not apply for one of the roles, where do I stand in terms of redundancy? I am on three months notice.
I’ve been employed nearly five years with my company. Currently I work part time 5 days for 4 hours. That was ok for my general manager. He said than I can be on part time about 10-12 months. After 2.5 months work my new GM has told me to work full time in two weeks' time. If not I am going to be dismissed. I can go back full time, but I need a minimum of 2 months to change nursery, but they keep saying that my job needs to be full time in 2 weeks' time. Does he have the right to give me only two weeks?
I work part time and am about to be made redundant. However, I previously worked full-time in the same role. Can I expect redundancy severance for the full-time years based on a pro-rata-ed full-time salary, or do I have to settle for all my years' service being calculated on my part-time salary?
I work on a local paper. We were told last week that our office will relocate at the end of the month to a site far away. As a working mum I will find it very difficult to get my children to school and nursery and then to work and pick them up. On top of that, I have been on a six-month contract to work part time (three days a week) and I have been told that this will revert back to full time. My boss has said that he is keen to keep me on the team, and there's a possibility I can work from home four days a week and go into the office just one day a week. I really appreciate this, but wonder if I have any legal redress as to keeping the part time hours, perhaps if I say that I am unable to secure childcare at the nursery on the two extra days? Working full time I feel is unsustainable and I am keen to keep the hours that I do, or at least to just work four days a week.
I have been working for a firm as an IT support assistant. Everything was going very well in terms of where I was going within the firm. My appraisals were great. Then I became pregnant in my second year of being with the firm. When I came back from maternity leave I found my job role had changed I was not given notice of this until I went in for my back to work interview two weeks before I was due to go back to work after maternity leave. The firm insisted I work different days which I thought was fab for me because it meant I could spend more time with my baby. I asked for my hours to be cut before I went on maternity leave, which the company granted under flexible working terms. Now I feel I am being discriminated against because I don't get the same responsibilities as my work peers even though our job description is the same. I am the only female in a male-dominated working environment. I feel penalised for working from home and I am always feeling guilty for not having done enough work when I do go into work. I am very good at my job, but I feel I am being left behind when I am more then capable of doing much more. My peers call me a 'part timer', making me feel I am not working hard enough. To be honest, I am sick of the attitude. On top of this my peers were given a pay rise. I was not. I emailed my manager and he did not give me any answer as to why I was not given a pay rise. Any work I am given I knock it on the head and complete it; I have exceeded my performance time and again. When I started at the firm I was not being paid the market value for the job role I was performing and I fought for the rise which was eventually given. I have never been given a performance-related pay rise like my peers have. I don't know what to do. I feel I am always given the dull jobs. I feel guilty for being a mum. I can't win.