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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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I have attached a contract for a Team Leader we have.

Hello,I have attached a contract for a Team Leader we have.Despite attempting a PIP, it just isn't working, and it is now considered that his team have lost all confidence in him and the relationship between them is irreparable. The plan is to demote him and place him into another area of the business which means his salary will go from £30k to £27k.His contract does state we reserve the right to make changes to the terms of his employment by giving him one month's notice.Presumably, as long as we have given him one months notice, legally we will be okay?ThanksMichael

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Im currently seeking advice as to whether i have legal

Hi im currently seeking advice as to whether i have legal grounds to put in a grievance with my employer. Following my 2nd child i went part time to 3 days in which a head of my department was recruited to and took part of my role. Then i was told i couldnt manage staff anymore because i only working 3 days. I did agree to this at the time however have asked on numerous occaions to have this back as had no responsibilities. However was told no part time workers can manage staff. Recently they've put out another postion which is to manage me and includes my roles set out in job description. Also in the new job description i was shown as being demoted. I was told i could apply and request job share for this new role, however this is a lower salary and less benefits.Thank you in advance

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I have worked for my company for 17 years and head up the

Dear Sir or MadamI have worked for my company for 17 years and head up the marketing team in their largest division. In addition to that role I also manage the database, design and web teams worldwide (not just in my division).The company has recently decided to create a new worldwide marketing role. I was a candidate for that role, but they decided on another candidate. Immediately afterwards they decided to split the new role in two as the candidate didn't have all the skills they were looking for. The new part (which was created specifically for me) would report into the other person.I am not particularly keen on this as the other person was in a more junior position before and doesn't have my experience. However, I have been told that if I don't accept this promotion, that the database, design and web teams would report to this other person instead.So basically, my existing position would be demoted (or possibly eliminated) if I don't accept this promotion.What are my rights in this case?Kind regardsMichael

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I have been been demoted today (nothing signed) from

I have been been demoted today (nothing signed) from Training Manager to Senior Trainer as they have hired an external applicant to undertake my role. I have been informed that the person they have hired has 15 years experience within a similar role and this is why my employer has had to bring them in above me. During the conversation it was explained that as I am only 23 years of age they really want me to learn and develop from and with this new manager. During the conversation my Director asked me how old I am as I conduct myself in such a professional way for someone that is only 23/24 years old. I informed my Director that I'm a 37 year old graduate who has been in various Management roles from the age of 20. This led to a lot of awkward spluttering and jokes about how young I look. Is this legal as I feel that I have been discriminated on age (although not the age I am) and in addition can I be demoted where no performance issues have ever been raised in the 5 years I have worked for the company?

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I have been working for a small charity for 14 years, last

I have been working for a small charity for 14 years, last year they employed as financial officer (but without any experience or qualification, I have this on email) the sister of a friend of one the trustees. I then went on maternity leave and this person was covering for my general manager job (again without any experience), on my return I was asked by the board to report to her. I agreed. But actually she demoted me even more, leaving me with basically nothing to do. I complained to the chairman (in writing). Nothing was done. Few weeks later we get all made redundant (office with 7 people). Some jobs gets re-proposed at half the wage, including financial officer. Everyone knows she gets the job, although she keeps it quiet. We think that again she was offered a high paid job, and this redundancy was all an excuse to get rid of some of us. I shall add that I was living on site with my brand new baby, and I was given 2 months paid notice (although I know it's 3 months) and 5 months notice to leave the accomodation.

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I have just been demoted after a customer complaint and a

I have just been demoted after a customer complaint and a top set investigation was carried out. the findings brought me in for disciplinary hearing and the outcome was demotion. this is from supervisor to forklift driver with pay cut in half. can this be done and what happens if I don't accept the outcome?

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Can a manager demote an employee with a 30 minutes interview

Can a manager demote an employee with a 30 minutes interview after the employee has been with the company for 7 years ?The manager reported prior to the interview that there is an inbalance of skill mix therefore some senior staff will have to move to other section within the unit to create a balance within the work force.Well, after the 30 minutes interview ( which was more like a informal chat) the manager called a few of us that we were unsuccessful at the interview therefore we have been down graded from our post. We were then replaced by people who do not work in our department.During our intial consultation with our manager we were informed that every senior member of staff will have to go through an interview to be able to maintain their respective position but some did not. Their positions were given to them automatically on the merit of what am not sure.I have been forced to resigned from post. I feel depressed and i have lost complete trust in management.Please help as I am not sure about how to handle this.Thank you.

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