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    I've been asked for advice but not sure what to say just yet....so seeking help here.

    My friend 2 days ago in work asked his manager if their are any jobs going across the store. She said she will find out.

    My friend returned to work today to find his manager has put his position up for grabs!
    My friend only enquired. Yet the manager is clearly constructing a move without notice!
    And theirs no mention of a different position.

    What would you do?
    What's the allegation? I'm thinking Constructing move without notice and permission and bullying.

    Please help?

    15 Comments

    Depends firstly what work contract your friend is on, and how long they have worked there.

    Original Poster

    Nearly a year
    25hr contract

    How does he know it's his job and not an additional role?

    I suggest he asks his manager what the role is and what it means for him.

    He needs the facts before worrying.

    Unless your friend can prove there's some sort of discrimination, then up to two years service they can be dismissed fairly easily.
    They should go to their supervisor and ask for clarification first though.

    Banned

    You are way off the mark & certainly need more information than you have.

    If your friend is being moved within the company to a job with the same pay there is nothing they can do as it is up to the company where and how they use their employees

    Original Poster

    I disagree!

    You can't just change someones position just like that!
    I know you have to have 30days notice.

    Thanks but I don't think I will get the help I thought I'd get.

    Could be the manager is trying to open up a possible position for your friend as a favour?

    a 'free transfer' as such...

    Banned

    dbzitb

    I disagree! You can't just change someones position just like that! I … I disagree! You can't just change someones position just like that! I know you have to have 30days notice. Thanks but I don't think I will get the help I thought I'd get.



    You believe wrongly

    Nearly all modern day contracts for non-skilled workers allow the employer to do whatever they want. Especially in the first 2 years.

    You should call ACAS monday morning & I am sure they will confirm it.
    Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 9th Sep 2016

    dbzitb

    I disagree! You can't just change someones position just like that! I … I disagree! You can't just change someones position just like that! I know you have to have 30days notice. Thanks but I don't think I will get the help I thought I'd get.


    unless there is a change in their contract, the company can do what they want with no notice

    dbzitb

    I disagree! You can't just change someones position just like that! I … I disagree! You can't just change someones position just like that! I know you have to have 30days notice. Thanks but I don't think I will get the help I thought I'd get.


    As stated above you could contact ACAS for an explanation or look at their website. You could also look at the Citizens Advice pages linked below and the contact them for advice.

    Work >Rights at work >Contracts of employment

    Just one sentence from that page

    In theory, your employer cannot change a term in your contract without … In theory, your employer cannot change a term in your contract without you agreeing to the change.


    Remember a contract can be a combination of written documents, verbal communications and "custom and practice".

    However, there are lots of other facts that need to be explored - a well trained Citizens Adviser can help.

    When it comes to bullying as you suggest, then by all means surf around the Citizens Advice web pages - they have loads of stuff. But a well trained at adviser at Citizens Advice can interview your friend to determine a course of action your friend can take to resolve the situation. Of course if she is a member of a TU she should talk to her local rep.
    Edited by: "tardytortoise" 9th Sep 2016

    Sounds like the manager has another role lined up for our friend and is working out the logistics of it. Ie needs someone to do his job.
    Tell your friend to speak to the manager.

    All this talk of talking to Acas and citizens advice, jesus wept, JUST SPEAK TO THE MANAGER CONCERNED AND ASK WHAT IS GOING ON! No wonder half the country is on strike - no one has a sensible little chat any more!

    It's pointless worrying until the managed has been asked to explain. Your opinion that you can't be moved within a company without 30 days notice isn't true - though you may have worked somewhere that has this agreement in place. You can, as a rule, be asked to do anything that is not dangerous or demeaning, though you must have adequate training and ability to do it. ( to not have these could leave the company liable if things went wrong).
    As joedastud says... the manager could be testing the water for the 'possible' move your friend may make - so they can move quickly when a decision is made. It's what I would do, after all if a vacancy arose somewhere else and the manager had said your friend couldn't move you would be writing about the unfairness of the manager maybe?

    ThePasty

    All this talk of talking to Acas and citizens advice, jesus wept, JUST … All this talk of talking to Acas and citizens advice, jesus wept, JUST SPEAK TO THE MANAGER CONCERNED AND ASK WHAT IS GOING ON! No wonder half the country is on strike - no one has a sensible little chat any more!



    ​This.

    And the OP down voting everyone else's comments because he didn't like the advice asked for X)
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