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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.
Please explain what your employer is refusing and why?
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OK thank you, and what is your specific question in relation to this please?
Thank you. I will get back to you with my answer as soon as I can, which will be at some point today. The system will notify you when this happens. Please do not reply in the meantime as this may unnecessarily delay my response. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience. Whilst I sympathise with your situation, there is little you can do about it legally. In the end, it is up to the employer to decide how you will progress whilst you are in their employment and what training you will do, plus who will pay for it. You cannot force them to allow you to do certain training or pay for it yourself.
The only way you could have challenged this legally is by resigning and claiming constructive dismissal, but you cannot even do that as you need 2 years service to do so. Therefore, the only option you have is an internal complaint using the grievance procedure, but that still leaves the final outcome with the employer.
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