I am working part time as a nurse in the private sector and my job is due to come to an end this year as my branch is closing down, but no definite date has yet been set. I have been offered an alternative job and have asked to do the same amount of hours, but they keep mentioning for me to go full time and I don't want to. Where do I stand?
I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been told my role is being made redundant. I have worked at the organisation for five years and have an 8 week notice period. I have been told I will not receive my full pay during this period, only my maternity pay. This is because my contractual notice period is at least one week longer than the statutory notice period. This seems very unfair. I thought the point of statutory requirements was to provide a minimum level of protection and I feel this is effectively being side stepped. Is there anything I can do?
I'm currently on six months maternity leave from a senior management position. I've just seen an email that someone has been appointed to a role which is almost identical to mine, with the same remit and responsibilities, but a slightly different job title. This affects the remit of the role I'll do on my return and also my seniority, damaging future promotion prospects which I've been aiming towards. I long suspected this. The company was going through an organisational restructure whilst I was pregnant and I was given no information on how my job would be affected. I pretty much felt sidelined during my entire pregnancy (my boss was openly skeptical about whether I'd return at all). I did postpone my maternity start date from 35wks pregnant to 38wks to help them recruit maternity cover for me. They hadn't sorted anything out by my original finish date (despite telling them about my pregnancy at 10 weeks!) and were vague about cover plans (my boss cancelled all my last one to ones so I lost all opportunity to discuss it properly). However, my boss didn’t like the candidates we interviewed. When I went on maternity leave, it was all still up in the air and my role and future uncertain. I was pretty stressed by it all to be honest, but didn't feel like I had any time to address it with them. This new appointment isn't a maternity cover role, but I feel it directly affects my job. What are my rights? I feel really let down by my company, especially after I postponed my leave to help them sort this. I've always shown loyalty and had glowing appraisals and top bonuses. I feel like they wrote me off the moment I became pregnant.
Whilst I was on maternity leave, there was a business restructure although the department I previously worked in was unaffected. During discussions about my return to work before the end of my first six months, I discussed with my manager that a new role had been created as a part of the restructure which my name had been allocated to and what were my thoughts versus returning to my old role. I didn't voice a preference at this stage. During later discussions (still prior to six months) I was told that the new role was no longer available, but that there was another role for me (no mention at this stage of the one I left) although I would need to return after six months. I was reluctant to go back before nine months, but it was suggested (not said out loud) that there may not be a suitable role for me if I chose to take the 12 months so I reluctantly agreed to go back after seven months. I am now not happy with my decision to return so early and feel I was bullied into going back to this role to avoid being made redundant or forced to return full time (I currently do 4 long days so 5 hours less than contracted). Do I have any rights though once I accepted the role on offer?
I have taken 39 weeks maternity leave and am due to return to work in a couple of weeks. I had a meeting a couple of weeks ago to discuss my return to work, and was disappointed to find that the position I had is no longer available. The manager has decided to split my role into three separate jobs. He has given two other people a number of the tasks I was doing on my own, and I feel I have been left with the best of a bad bunch! He says that they had to reorganise the company due to business needs, but I was not included in any consultation process. As my job as it was no longer exists, should I not have been offered redundancy? I have raised a grievance, but they say the job they are offering is of a similar nature and is suitable and appropriate - however if they have taken tasks off me, how can this be the case? Also, who's opinion is it that it isn't less favourable - as I see it, I am being given a lesser role, however they say it's not. Do I have to accept this?