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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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I was recently sacked and on appeal I won my job back,

I was recently sacked and on appeal I won my job back, however they have reinstated me but have given me a demotion. I was a design consultant and they have made me a sales assistant and a different department, changing my salary and losing my commission. I initially got sacked for swearing at my manager under my breath, but on appeal they did not take into account my history of depression and that we have a whatsapp group where swear words are constantly used.As my conduct was not performance based I feel a demotion is unfair, and me job is not a promotion I gained. My company do not offer a promotional training scheme for it.I have been told to go back in Monday and a department will be assigned to me and my new role will be explained, as the lack of money will be hard to live on in the new career I feel this will add to my life pressures and my depression.Please advise and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Who has the power to remove the MD of a UK company - not

Who has the power to remove the MD of a UK company - not removing his directorship but only the 'managin'g part?

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Morning, I need legal advice with regards to disciplinary

Morning, I need legal advice with regards ***** ***** Outcome at work. I am trying to confirm if I have a case against the company with regards ***** ***** they have dealt with the situation.Assistant: Where are you located? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I am requiring advise before 11:30 Monday 18/12/17 preferably over the phone or in person. I am in Derby, UK.Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have followed company conduct procedure receiving the outcome of a Demotion and Final Written Warning. I am appealing the matter but feel facts have been evaded to recieve this conclusion so far.Assistant: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: What will this cost? Also will it be possible to have a telephone conversation as there is a lot to discuss.

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My team is currently part of one company that is being

My team is currently part of one company that is being transferred to another company under TUPE. I am leading the team that has an outstanding track record and we have just started the consultation process last week. Prior to the consultation, I realised that some of my team members had been approached and asked questions that could be considered a solicitation as well as the intention to split our team up. At the first consultation, it was confirmed that our team would be split up and hence, I will undergo what I personally consider a demotion as my team leader responsibilities are taken away from me. I am deeply unsatisfied with this and consequently, I have started to look for a new job right away. However, I wonder what my rights are and whether there are any legal means to express my dissatisfaction with the situation? I think there could be grounds for a constructive dismissal, but it seems to be a bit unclear as “substantial job” is a rather subjective term.

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I've been working for my employer for 6 years. I've recently

Dear Sir/Madam,I've been working for my employer for 6 years.I've recently requested to have two days off per month, only Oct. Nov. and Dec. this year, a total of 6 days unpaid.I've sent an email specifying this request and they asked me to submit a Flexible Working Hours Form in order to "follow procedure so it can be discussed properly";They also advised me that I can only place one request per year and I'm pregnant at the moment and I'm not quite sure if I would need that in the future.Is there any other way that legally could be done?Sincerely,Leticia

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