I have been employed for the last five years and since joining my company have worked between 9.00am and 3.00pm which enables me to drop off and pick up my daughter from school. The organisation I work for are now re-locating me to another site 30 minutes drive from my current one. Am I entitled to apply for protected hours, therefore reducing my working day by 1 hour for the journey time and enabling me to still do my school run without losing money? I have heard that because they are forcing a change in circumstance for me with the relocation this may case, is this so? Also are they entitled to change the hours I work and put me on a shift pattern (in which case I would be unable to stay in my job as it would not be financially viable to do so). Also could you tell me how much notice of change of working pattern/location am I entitled to?
I am currently on maternity leave and was recently called into my employers for an 'update' meeting with my HR Director. Whilst waiting in reception a colleague of mine advised me that a communication had been sent out across our business to advise that my maternity cover had been awarded my role permantently. I had not been told. Once in my meeting HR confirmed this was the case and advised that the new MD did not want any changes and that my replacement was up to date with the new strategy. They offered to find me an alternative role. I have been with the company for six years and in my current role for a year. Earlier during my maternity leave they switched off my phone and also told me in a meeting that my role could not be done part time. Can they force me into an alternative role?
I am currently in a temp to perm position which I started in October. At the first interview I was asked if I had "any commitments" to which I answered that I have two small children. I was then asked how old they were and who looked after them. I got called back for a second interview and was subsequently offered the job. The job was through an agency. The hours of work were 9:00-5:30, which I said would not be suitable for me due to childcare arrangements. The agency went back to them and they agreed that I could work 9:30-5:00. On Friday of last week I was given one week's notice and the reason for this was because they did not feel I could commit to the hours required to work - they have bids going out and would need me to stay late and maybe even work weekends with little or no notice.Obviously they knew my situation, and theirs, when they employed me, so to now say that is the reason they are giving me notice to me is unfair dismissal and discrimination. Just wondering what my rights are.
I am 17 weeks pregnant, my public sector organisation is going through a restructure. The senior management level is being restructured first. The impression was the next level, my level, would be done in the next stage. My pool has been announced - three jobs for four people. Hence a process. I told my employer last week I was pregnant. Now the process is being hurried up and my level is being brought forward. I am very worried and feel this is being done because I am pregnant. Do I have any legal rights?
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.