I started a dental practice as a receptionist / PA to dentist and slowly built up a successful business over eight years. Last year my boss employed a full-time practice manager. I work 2 days. She works from home on those days, Meanwhile a dental nurse is about to go on maternity leave and I have been told my role as receptionist/administrator is changing to become a dental nurse and my hours increased. As I once trained in nursing and the practice manager cannot work in this role I feel I have lost the job I've so enjoyed. Who is to say the dental nurse will return from maternity leave and what happens when she does? Do I get my original job back? My contract has never been signed and my boss took it away prior to asking me to become a dental nurse to revise it... I do not enjoy dental nursing, but I have kept my General Dental Council registration as I am then free to always help out at holiday time or sickness cover... Where do I stand?
My employer announced that they are closing the building that I am currently working in and relocating my teams over a hundred miles away. They have informed me that my role as their manager is no longer required and have stated that my last working day will be in September. Although they have asked me to look on the internal jobs postings, due to my childcare needs I am not able to work away from my current location and this was clearly stated at my interview. As a Manager I am on three months' notice and they have stated they will pay me in lieu of notice. As I have only been with the company since last year I am not entitled to redundancy Since they informed me that my role will no longer be required past September, they have extended the period of my staff (who the majority of do not wish to relocate so were also being made redundant) until the end of December 2012. They have now stated that they have taken a small office in another building to house these staff if they do not wish to work from home in the interim. I would like to know if I have a case for constructive dismissal as the role is clearly still there until the end of December and they will still have a building, albeit temporarily.
My colleague is on maternity leave and due back next year. In the meantime I have been offered her role and have an amendment to contract letter which stated my new job title, which is exactly the same as hers and doesn't say 'acting' or 'maternity cover'. However, it does say it is due to be reviewed next year when she is due back. The business does not want her back. I have been told this as they don't think she is very good, but I'm now worried that they have given me her job and what if she wants to come back? I totally get that it is legally her job, but where does that leave me legally?
I have worked for my company for three years and have been on maternity leave for five months. I have just been told that I am being made redundant and that my remaining maternity leave will be paid to me along with my redundancy pay and months notice. The company have said that as that gross amount comes to just over £6,000 I will be subject to the higher tax band. Is this correct as you don't pay tax on redundancy pay which for me is three weeks pay at £1,200? They have said this will work itself out, but I am assuming that wouldn't be until the next tax year.
I am currently on maternity leave and I will return to work in October. I work within the property department at a law firm and unfortunately it looks like the department may close. A similar role in another department would be completely unsuitable, given my property experience. What are my options? Can I request voluntary redundancy if this happens?