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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Did your contract entitle you to an increase in any way?
Whilst the employer's decision to award everyone else a pay rise, apart from you, would appear unfair (and I agree it is), it will not be unlawful. There is no general right to receive a pay rise and also no right to be given one of others in the business receive them. The only times it would be unlawful for the employer to act in the way they have is if:
So whilst morally wrong, from a legal point of view I am afraid it will be allowed, subject to the above exceptions.
I'm sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you wanted to hear but I hope you understand I have a duty to be honest and explain the law as it actually stands and sometimes this does unfortunately mean delivering bad news. Please let me know if you need me to clarify anything.
Thank you for explaining, as you say it is not what I wanted to hear.
You are welcome, has this answered your query or do you need me to clarify anything else for you?
No this has answered my query, Regards
OK thank you, XXXXX XXXXX best