Hi Ben am glad it's you. I had the advice from you in Dec11 (i think)regarding the wrok situation following my diagnosis of strees, anxiety and depression and the advice was very good.
Re your question. I don't know but am sure others have definitely received rise, if not all. Have seen happy faces and not happy in the department following these reviews. Plus on Tuesday the senior manager was taling to my colleague sitting next to me and saying if she has ordered her BMW follwoing her appraisal.
Thank you Ben, you have covered all angles, appreciated. However, it's diffcult for me to decide on the course. To be honest, I would like a way out of the job now. Would you know any no win no fee lawers and then I could take a loan to cover exenses for few months and go constructive dismissal way. Else it's option 1 most like but may be 2. Would appreciate an honest opinion from you, will not hold you against that in any way.
Thank you Ben, sorry if i'm taking time but am willing to pay more.
Could the work be trying to build a case against me by giving a rating of 4 etc and taking me towards sacking. Is there anything I should be careful of.
Sorry Ben, a final question.
Re last year appraisal could they throw it back on me that why did I not discuss or mention to my line manager i.e. it's all my fault for not approaching him and saying where is my appraisal and rating before the deadline. Bearing in mind, the objectives for 2013 should have been discussed with line managers by 28th February and again with me line manager or the senior has not said anything.
Plus the line manager is claiming now that he is not my line manager anymore even though nothing officially been said to me or told who i may be reporting to otherwise. On paper and officially he is still my line manager.
Sorry i'm taking a lot of time but again thank you. I will start the formal grievance way first.
Can I please say something on the lines below. I realise some are more than 3 month old issues but I feel strongly and would not mind an answer. I will improve the text later but general writing process of the letter.
‘I would like to raise a formal grievance please. The main reason are as follows:
1).I have strong evidence to suggest that my condition amounts to a disability under the Equality Act 2010 and I do not believe that I have been treated fairly in the circumstances, for example, the hardware sanctioned by HR and OH has not yet been provided and it's extremely uncomfprtable for me to sit....... I have been refused flexibility to start late on certain days or work a day from home, when I believe there may be flexibility towards some other colleagues.
2). Why I been given a rating of 4 prior to a discussion explaining the reasons and listening to my justification otherwise.
3). Why this rating been entered in the system and closed off without my agreement.
4). Why was I not invited at the team building events in late 2012.
5). Why since April 2008 I have only had a pay rise of £500. Have any other team member had a rise in that time.
6). Why some junior memebers in the team (junior to me at one stage)been promoted to management level and me left behind.