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Job Title is capping pay review

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ablueangel Wed 22-Feb-17 09:12:19

Following a reorg in my dept some job titles have been changed to be more generic for business purposes. But our underlying job titles remain as previous (no signing new contract). However the new job title is the one we are graded against and used in the pay review. This has the effect of capping our pay rise because the pay-band for the new job title is lower than the pay-band for the underlying job title.

Can an employer do this legally?

OllyBJolly Wed 22-Feb-17 10:45:01

With the caveat being what you've said and no sight of any policies or contracts, then yes they can. There is no right to a pay rise.

Are you in a union? This is the kind of situation that they resolve quickly.

daisychain01 Thu 23-Feb-17 09:50:29

The company has changed your job title, but what about your actual role content, responsibilities and conditions? Are you focussing to much on what you are being called not what you do?

So, is it just a "cosmetic" change to create standardisation across different functions where there used to be a bunch of disparate titles, for example Paperclips Business Partner and Paperclips Cordination Specialist which they are now having as 1 job title of Paperclips Manager ?

If the change is only in the role title and you are just carrying on doing the same job as before, then why would the company have to change the basis of pay rises.

Can you ask HR to confirm the role description of your old and new job titles so you can see any differences?

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