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I would advise that you raise a grievance with your employer through their grievance procedure. You can also follow the ACAS code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures here: https://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2174. The emphasis of this Code is to try to resolve grievances informally, without reverting to a formal procedure, or to resolve them with the help of a third party (mediator). If an informal grievance is not possible you can start a formal grievance. This should be done in writing and should set out the nature of the grievance. Your employer should invite you to a meeting following the grievance. I would recommend that you bring a companion to the meeting. If the matter cannot be resolved you can take your employer to a tribunal. You'll have to notify Acas first. Acas is an organisation that provides independent support to help sort out employment disputes. They'll see if your employer will agree to a process called ‘early conciliation' - a way to resolve disputes without going to a tribunal.
You can contact ACAS before writing your grievance letter for guidance. They provide advice and arrange settlements between employers and workers, they can be contacted on 0300(###) ###-####(lines are open from 8am-8pm). Make sure you have any information regarding your complaint with you such as contract,
Yes, you should have been consulted. You will need to raise a grievance with your employer in order to find a solution to this and ensure that you bring someone to any meetings with your employer to keep a record of what is said and agreed. If you cannot find a solution after raising the grievance you will need to contact ACAS before bringing the claim to an employment tribunal if this is the course of action you wish to take. ACAS may also be able to help you at the early stages to find a solutions with your employer and remind them of their duty to consult you of any changes to the contract with the hope of making things right.