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I am a Finance Manager and head of the department, I have no

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I am a Finance Manager and head of the department, I have no FD to report to and therefore the buck stops with me. I have been asked to set up a process that is totally different to the field that our company works it and its a new strategy for the business. Over the last six months I have gone through a formal grievance about my salary, I am currently on £33k per annum but to no avail and the reason I was refused additional remuneration was because I do not deal with strategies.. Can I refuse to set up this process, because I am not paid for the role.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.

Ben Jones : Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
Ben Jones :

Hello, not sure if you saw my initial query above - how long have you worked there for? Thanks

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Good Morning Ben

JACUSTOMER-8jitb3vx- :

I have worked here for 6 years.

Ben Jones :

Thanks for getting back to me. You can only expect to be asked to do what is in your contract or what would be considered a reasonable instruction by the employer.

So the first point of reference would be your contract, the job description and anything else relevant in there that would deal with your duties and what may be expected of you. It is unlikely there would be a specific mention of strategy writing, but you could link it to you general duties, for example whether it is directly linked or relevant to what you normally do or if it comes entirely outside that.

The next consideration would be whether this can amount to a reasonable managerial instruction. That can be difficult to establish as it would vary from one job to another and you would usually have to look at what others in a similar position as you may be asked to do. So it is about comparing yourself to others that may do a similar job in your workplace and see whether they have been asked to do anything in the past and complied. If this is unprecedented then it would generally come down to the first point above and what is in your contract or what would be considered your job description and you may refuse it based on that.

Ben Jones :

Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks