Ben I am working on a contract that was a joint venture of 4 companys. My company has withdrawn from the jv. I have been offered a position with another company on the same contract through a friend. This is a more senior position with a better salary package. However I am now being told that I will still be offered a position with one of the two other JV members but on exactly the same deal as I have at present. I have been told there is "a gentlemens agreement" between the JV members not to take staff from each other and that "it would not be forgotten" if I went to work for my preferred option. This is causing me great stress as this is my first job in 9 months and I want the best deal I can get.
No contractual agreements that I am aware of. The three companies involved are major players in the British construction industry. I don't want to incur the wrath of those at the "top of the tree" within their managerial structure.I am prepared to deal with any "fallout" but I need to know my legal position before I incur that Wrath.