Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for? Please note I am mobile today so may not be able to reply until later today thanks
Thank you. Sadly you do not really have any legal rights to challenge the employer and this is not discrimination from a legal point of view. It will only eb discrimination if the reasons they did not employ you in this job but chose someone else because of age, gender, race, religion, disability, etc. If it was a simple preference form someone else, when none of these factors played a part of their decision, then there is nothing illegal about it. The employer has the right not to offer you specific terms, whilst offering them to someone else. After all you still have your contracted job and that is all they are expected to honour, until something new and official has been agreed. Still, that does not stop you from complaining to the employer, such as by raising a formal grievance, but you do not have legal grounds on which to challenge them further.
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and I hope that it at least clarifies where you stand?
All the best