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Unclear whether this is unfair or not

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Tweet2tweet Sun 13-Oct-13 19:55:20

I'm currently on mat leave. Prior to my commencing mat leave my line manager asked me to put forward a regrading application. I put a lot of work to into this, had joint meeting with HR and my LM and submitted the paperwork.

However everything stopped once my mat leave started and I've heard nothing. I emailed my LM and he told me that there were some things that need to be rewritten and that it was all going ahead. That was months ago.

I'm not too stressed about it as I am on mat leave. However I intend to return FT and believe my role has changed and I deserve consideration for a regrade at least. I now manage projects, team has doubled, budget I'm responsible for has tripled and I have a seasonal responsibility for a team of 30 temps (in addition to my permanent team).

Any advice on how best to handle this on me return? Do you think it's unfair that they've just dropped it as I'm on mat leave? I don't want to rock the boat but I believe that you get nothing if you don't put yourself forward and that's why I need to stand up for my regrade. In addition, if it helps clarify things. I am on the management group team and am the only member of staff on my grade, all others are the grade above or higher.

Arianasmummy Sun 13-Oct-13 21:34:45


I'm no expert, hopefully someone who is will reply to you soon.

I'm currently on sick leave, going through the grievance process, as my employer didn't keep me up to date with changes whilst i was on maternity leave.

From my experience, which has been a very painful one, i would suggest you might want to consider getting in touch with work. Have you thought of asking for some 'Keeping in Touch' days, then you can go in to work and find out what is actually happening, they can't 'forget' you if you go in.

Although employers are supposed to keep you informed of any changes that will affect you, mine forgot. They are now claiming its my fault that i didn't take any KIT days. If i had known i would have requested KIT days.

As you are aware that there have been changes, it might be a good idea to go and find out more.

Hope this helps


Tweet2tweet Mon 14-Oct-13 06:32:06

So sorry to hear about your experience, sounds very stressful. Again, I'm no expert but I'm sure KIT days are a completely optional thing. Your work should not be able to hold you responsible for not using them. In fact I'm sure an employer has a legal responsibility to keep an employee up to date with any changes, just as they would if the employee were at work.

Are you in a union? Can you get support from them? I hope that your grievance goes in your favour and I send you strength to get through it.

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