Yoi are able to reject the offer of suitable alternative employment at any time during the trial period, if you believe that the job is not suitable. In these circumstances your employment can terminate immediately, without you having to work your notice period. The main issue would be having to justify why it was not suitable.
Suitability is based on both objective and subjective criteria, with the most common factors that make an offer unsuitable as follows:
· Job content/status – drop in status (even if pay remains unchanged), changes in duties, which do not match the employee’s skills
· Pay and other benefits – significant drop in earnings/benefits (e.g. basic pay, bonuses, overtime, commission, etc)
· Working hours – change in shift pattern, significant extension/reduction of working hours
· Location – new location making it unreasonable to travel to the new place of work
· Job prospects – going from permanent to temporary or fixed-term work
Assuming that you have valid grounds on which to argue it is not suitable, you can reject it before the end of the trial period and unless the employer can place you back in your old role, you would not be expected to work your notice period.
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