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Acting up. Any rights?

(6 Posts)
PeaMcLean Thu 04-Sep-08 13:42:08

I know if you've been working somewhere for a year you have more rights than before.

If you've been acting up for a certain period, at what stage, if any do you get rights associated with that?

ie, can they still put you back down after more than a year in the post?

Iklboo Thu 04-Sep-08 13:43:18

Oh - you mean standing in for someone? Where I come acting up is messing about!
I'm not sure you DO get any rights when acting up unless you have something in writing

flowerybeanbag Thu 04-Sep-08 13:45:49

What kind of rights do you mean?

Normally acting up would be agreed for a defined period of time, additional allowance (if any) would be specified and what happens at the end of the period would also be stated, usually a return to the permanent position.

PeaMcLean Thu 04-Sep-08 13:46:43

Oooh, there's certainly enough messing about grin

Also lots more work! Nightmare!

PeaMcLean Thu 04-Sep-08 13:49:48

I think it was "acting up until you're notified otherwise".

I guess I mean would the person have any argument that the post really ought to be made permanent (ie drop the acting), or that the salary should be retained, having done it for so long.

flowerybeanbag Thu 04-Sep-08 13:53:17

Depends how long 'so long' is, and why it was acting up in the first place. Acting up would normally be to fill a gap while recruiting or similar. If no end is in sight and no attempt being made to do anything else person would have an argument. Not a legal one, just a good one.

Most organisations would/should then advertise the position as permanent, and acting up person would be appointed on permanent basis.

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