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I was interviewed by my company back in March 2016 to take

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I was interviewed by my company back in March 2016 to take on an Assistant Manager position that became available. I am still awaiting official decision and a new contract whilst doing all the duties of an assistant manager whilst still on a supervisor's pay. What do i do?

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ben, I have worked there for a year and four months now.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For Ben Jones, I have worked there for a year and four months.

Sorry my connection dropped. Were you doing this job before you were interviewed for it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For Ben Jones, yes I was.

And how long had you been doing that for?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For Ben Jones, the previous Store Manager left on the last day of the year 2015 and previous Assist Manager left one month later, end of January 2016 which then left me, the supervisor on my own. So I had been doing Assist Manager's role for two months before the interview.

Thank you. The main issues for you are twofold:

Firstly, you worked in this position before you had applied for the role formally. So you had already agreed to work in it on the current terms and conditions. You had applied for the better terms but these have not been confirmed by the employer and in effect they have not offered you a new contract to reflect the new terms. So you have two options – continue on the current terms until a time when they are ready to offer you the improved terms; or refuse to work in it and ask to go back to your supervisor’s position.

Secondly, such issues are usually resolved through a claim for constructive dismissal. This is where you feel forced to resign through the employer’s unreasonable behaviour. However, to qualify you need at least 2 years’ service which you do not have. So it is possible for the employer to act unreasonably and leave you with no other option but to leave without you being able to challenge it.

You may still pursue this internally through a formal grievance just be aware that your overall legal rights are somewhat limited.

I'm sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you were hoping for, however I do have a duty to be honest and explain the law as it actually stands. This does mean delivering bad news from time to time. I hope you understand and would be happy to provide any further clarification if needed. If you are still satisfied with the level of service you have received I would be grateful if you could please take a second to leave a positive rating by selecting 3, 4 or 5 starts at the top of the page. Thank you

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
For Ben Jones. Thank you for your answer. It certainly clarified a few things I didn't know.

You are most welcome