Yes, they refused a trial despite me asking for this and stating what I considered valid reasons.
I thought under the Employment Act section 138 all employees have to be offered a statuatory trial period when alternative work is offered
I accepted the alternative work after being told I did not meet criteria for a trial period. I now believe that I should have been given a trial period. The role does not differ but the geographical area that I work does.
I accepted the alternative work rather than being made redundant as it was outlined that if we refused alternative work that it would effect our redundancy status.
What would your advise be from here
I have resigned from the position because it is not possible to manage my new area from where I live. As I had stated when I requested a trial period.
I had a 4 day agressive consultation process starting 4th December and if I had not felt forced into a corner during that period I would have been made redundant on the 31st January.
All information was not on the table during consultation regarding the new role new company stratergy was not disclosed and the fact that I live 15.1 miles from territory means that I have to claim those miles as private miles and am re-imbursed for them in what appears to be a wage rise but is not.
I resigned on the 11th February, my last day of work is 1st March and I have been with the company since September 2010.
Many thanks this has been most helpful