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Over the course of 18 months, my MD has demoted me in all

Over the course of 18 months, my MD has demoted me in all but title, relocated me to a single location that is the least suitable for my work, and having agreed to continue to pay mileage has now removed this. Both the relocation and the removal of travel costs have been done with no prior consultationAssistant: Have you discussed the demotion with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: Manager is a waste of time. I'm the company SHEQ Manager, I'm supposed to report to the site manager, (supposed to be my equal) and I cannot afford a lawyer! An additional issue is a repeated refusal to give a pay rise (9 years and counting|) to the extent that I am now on the verge of being below the minimum wage. Can I pursue any sort of legal action against my MD (he is also the business owner) or am I just better off walking away. I get the impression that he is hoping that I will. I have been with the company now for 21 yearsAssistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: Employee. No union at all, sadlyAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I believe this to be a sustained personal bullying campaign. We were subject to an HSE Investigation, and he feels my statement stabbed him in the back.I cannot lie to an HSE Inspector, and I told only the truth. The poor treatment has begun from the moment his solicitor received the evidence ahead of the prosecution of the company.

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I was put on a performance improvement plan back in Aug this

Hi,I was put on a performance improvement plan back in Aug this year. My employer is saying that they have lost trust and confidence in me and because of this they will be placing someone above me and im to be demoted and take a 5K salary cut. I have had a back log of over a years worth of work to complete while on the PIP and have Improved every area as asked to do. I had an accountant called ***** ***** come in and they say she offered me support and guidance but when she came in we just went to items she wanted to check spoke about why they had not be done and then I would not see her again or hear from her for three and left to carry on as normal. This all started because I became deprasted last year, then fell pegenat and had an abornation which went wrong and I nearly died from blood loss. I since then lost my nan and had a cancer scare, I also have dyslixa and adhd and was unmedicated over that period and I started medication in October again. I feel like I have been managed out of my postion and I have done everything that was excpect while catching up on a years worth of back log for 5 estates, I feel I haven't been given the opperunity to prove I can do my job that I have been doing for 5 and half years. Since 2017 I have been on my own whereas before I have a full time assistant. I know I have let things slip but its has been confirmed that its a busy job just for one person. is there anything else I can do?

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I ask on behalf of a friend. She has had a performance

I ask on behalf of a friend.She has had a performance review by her manager. She feels her manager may have personal issues with her. Her review write up contains a section where the manager can write up their opinion in response to the review interview.My friend explains there are many assertions in it that are unsubstantiated by examples and indications that the manager has been discussing her with other staff members.For example he has written:"Conversations post Review with other members of the organisation have indicated that xxx can talk despairingly about others in an open environment. If the other parties found out this could seriously affect their mental well-being".She is concerned that this review, that finds her work standard acceptable but attitude obstructive and negative provides a false impression but will form part of her written work record.How can she oppose a manager that is doing this and is it acceptable for her manager to do this?Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: She hasn't. There was an issue once before that HR were involved with but not regarding this manager, it was resolved but she didn't feel HR were particularly helpful or interested.Assistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: She is an employeeAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No don't think so

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Assistant: How can I help? I have a situation at work where

Hi there!Assistant: Hi. How can I help?Customer: I have a situation at work where employer suggests me three options for my future employment. First being a stepping down or in other words - demotion. Second - freelancing for the company. And lastly - resignation.Assistant: Have you discussed the demotion with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: Manager offered me those three optionsAssistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: Employee, working for two and a half yearsAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Never received a job contract nor job description. Some 9 months ago I've received warning latter, which I have challenged but never got response from employer. I stated that I was not aware of any disciplinary actions taking against me. Secondly warning stated issues which myself brought to the management as issue of work overload

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My contract as states I am in charge of the rota for kitchen

My contract as cook states I am in charge of the rota for kitchen staff, my head of home manager has took it off me and put me and the other cook down to be dishwashers twice in the week to give our cooking hours to a new cook who there is no hours for, to squeeze them in, I don't believe this is right and would like to no legally how situations like these are resolved?Assistant: Was this discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: Spoke to my home manager and explained this wasn't right, she told me within a kitchen, jobs can be swapped, does not state that in my contract, she said IL eventually get rota back but I don't feel this is good enough as I feel she's changing my duties in order to give a new person work when The hours are not there, the new cook is also from the home managers previous home which shows underhanded behaviourAssistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: I am employed by runwood homes and I run kitchen with other cook IV recently joined a union but cannot meet until next Friday but as the new rota starts on Sunday I need resolution before that incase we adhere to it and are then put in it permanently I'm worried about my positionAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The home managers attitude has been very negative towards me and I think she would be happy for me or the other cook to leave so the new cook could slip into position

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I have a question in relation to my employment, a story

hi, i have a question in relation to my employment, a long story short, i have been blamed for something at work that cannot be categorically proven to be my fault (and it wasn't) primarily on the bases that since i was the supervisor it was my responsibility to check what went wrong. i had a disciplinary hearing in which i made a point that my contract doesn't state i am the supervisor (whilst i have been acting in that role it was never made official in writing) that i did not understand how i was responsible, the outcome was that i have been demoted (from a position contractually i didn't have) and my wages docked considerably. my question is are they able to do this?

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I took on the role as divisional manager for a company 17

hi i took on the role as divisional manager for a company 17 months ago, i have just had a meeting to inform me that they dont want to continue with the division just my desk and are demoting me with immediate affect and taking a third of my salary. is this allowed. They have told me that i have to go back to being a recruitment consultantAssistant: Have you discussed the demotion with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: HR and manager told me i had no choice it was either take the demotion or leave as i haven't been there long enough to get redundancyAssistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: I'm employee, no unionAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure if this is more personal as manager making staff feel very uncomfortable and if this is just a ploy to get staff to leave?

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Is it possible to raise a grievance against my employer for

Is it possible to raise a grievance against my employer for changing my direct reporting line? I am now being forced to report to a less senior member of the department and feel this is a ploy to demote me. I have less than 2 years service.

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I have been doing the same job for 13yrs just been taken

hi I have been doing the same job for 13yrs just been taken over by new directors who have presented that my role is know redundant however the new role has the same responsibilities but a name change I do not have the nvq 5 to meet there new role but haven't needed it for the past 13yrs in my present role if unsuccessful offered redundancy or demotion can they do thisAssistant: Have you discussed the demotion with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: NOAssistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: EMPLOYEEAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes I was presently doing the responsibilities with previous directors in support of the previous manager alongside these responsibilities I am also responsible for another area that has not been recognised as to my career interest or input over the last 13yrs are they able to take that responsibility away

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