Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Are you still intending to retire in May?
What your employer is effectively doing is amending your contractual terms and conditions to something that suits them. They cannot do so without your consent, or if they force them through - you can challenge them over it.
Whilst you can pursue this by raising an informal or then a formal complaint (through a grievance) and ask them to resolve this, if you have no luck then your options become limited to you resigning and claiming constructive dismissal. That would enable you to make a claim and seek compensation for loss of earnings, although if you were retiring in May, your losses would only go as far as that so you must consider whether it is worth starting a tribunal claim and spending time and money pursuing such a claim in the circumstances. As such the grievance route may be the best option here.
Thank you. That is what I thought. If I make a complaint I believe they will tell me they have no other option. I would only want loss of earnings up til May anyway. I think I willtake your advice and see my line manager as I am so bored already after only 2 days there is no way I can do this for 6 months. Do you think I would stand a chance with a claim for constructive dismissal?
completely removing your duties can be a serious breach so you would have a reasonable chance, but these claims are traditionally not that easy to pursue as it is for you to prove them, i would hope that in order to avoid being dragged through the tribunal, the employer would try and resolve this or at least compensate you to drop your claim
Thank you Ben. That at least makes me feel confident enough to approach my line manager to express my dissatisfaction. My only compensation at the moment is that I know how much they are paying me to twiddle my thumbs! :-)
Some people may quite like this, but I know what you mean, i would rather be busy than do nothing
Me too. Thank you again.
You are most welcome. Please take a second to leave a positive rating for the advice I have provided as that is an important part of our process. Thank you and all the best