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, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked company?
Thank you. I just need a few minutes to prepare my answer.
this is not quick enough
, you have paid Medium urgency answer, I also can't just do the required research and type uo an answer i the space of just 10 minutes
I won't be much longer but if you don't want to wait then let me know and I can close this question
no want to wait please, im just upset about the situation at work
no problem, will respond asap
An employer does not have to allow its employees to apply internal vacancies. There is no general right to be given the opportunity to apply and if the employer has a policy where it does not allow existing employees to apply they are not doing anything illegal. The only time this may become an issue is if the reasons you are not allowed to apply are linked to certain ‘protected characteristics’, in which case it can be discriminatory. These are gender, age, race, religion, disability but if none of these are relevant to the employer’s decision then it would not be discriminatory and they can still apply a policy where they do not allow internal candidates to apply. As this job was not given to you on the understanding that it would be a permanent position then unless the employer confirms you have been permanently placed in it, or if you have worked in it prolonged period of time on the understanding it is permanent (years rather than months), you cannot claim permanent rights to it unfortunately.
can i refuse then not to cover the position with no repusions
does your contract state you can be asked to do this?
i work bakey and I have read all about them they advertise all sorts
how long have you worked there for?
if your contract does not state you can be asked to cover other jobs or take on additional tasks then you cannot be forced to do so. If you have initially agreed to do this unspecified period then you can refuse to continue doing so although it may not necessarily take effect immediately as the employer may need some notice to be able to find someone else to take your place
I get paid weekly so i could give them a weeks notice
how often you get paid does not have any influence on this, the notice period may be longer if the employer is not able to find someone sooner but at the same time it should be reasonable, so not a couple of months
I cannot get sacked this then
no as you do not appear to be breaching your contract, also you have more than 2 years service so you are protected against unfair dismissal, meaning the employer has to show there was a fair reason and follow a fair procedure
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else in relation to this? Thanks