Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. To answer your specific queries and discuss the legalities of the parts you listed:
The above two would generally be seen as a breach of trust and confidence by the employer, or general unfair treatment, which you are protected against to a degree, but in your case it would be difficult to pursue as a legal claim. This is because the usual way of dealing with such issues is done firstly by raising a grievance (which you certainly can do) and then by resigning and claiming constructive dismissal. However, you cannot make that claim because you need at least 2 years’ continuous service with the employer to do so. As you do not yet have the required service you cannot make the claim. It means you may be forced to leave as a result of these failings but would not be able to challenge the employer over them.
You are unfortunately not in a position to demand any compensation for being treated that way or potentially being forced to leave. This is due to you not having the necessary requirements to make a legal claim of constructive dismissal and seek compensation.
You can only really be asked to do overtime if your contract allowed it. If no such right exists then you can refuse to do so, especially if it amounts to unreasonably high hours. However, the same issue with the service you have would apply if the employer decided to dismiss you because of this and again you cannot claim for unfair dismissal ion the circumstances. So you can refuse to do the hours, but it could prompt your employer to reconsider your position with the company.
Yes you may do so – you have a contract that requires you to do a specific job and if that has doubled then that is unreasonable and would be a breach of contract by the employer so you can ask that you just continue that job which you were employed to do – that is not an unreasonable request. Again, the risk of dismissal exists.
So in general, your rights to fight this, apart from an internal grievance, would be somewhat limited due to you not having the length of service needed to make a formal claim. You may still try and deal with this internally, through the grievance route or if nothing can be agreed – even considering leaving and trying to negotiate some kind of exit package with the employer.
I have no recourse for claiming that I am being discriminated against? Given that similar roles and job ranks get completely different treatment? Basically I read your explanation as me having very few rights because I haven't worked there for two years?Is "breach of trust and confidence" a legal or ethical issue?
I ead hoping for some specific law/sections to advise them of (even if I don't qualify due to having been at work less than 2 years) because they really dont know what theyre doing
Discrimination, in a legal sense, only occurs if you are treated less favourably because of a protected characteristic, and these only include gender, age, race, religion, disability, marriage, sexual orientation. So unless you can show that one of these characteristics is the reason for your treatment, then you cannot claim discrimination.The breach of trust and confidence is a legal issue, but you cannot claim for such a breach unless you have the 2 years' service
There is nothing specific in legislation that would cover this, it is not a matter of statute really, this is contract law, which is common law, it is not found in legislation. Also this is not just about chucking acts and legislation at them in the hope they act differently - your rights are as they are and there is only so much you can do in the circumstances, although as mentioned the first step would generally be the grievance route
okay thank you for your help
you are most welcome