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Is this fair?

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NotSayingImBatman Sat 07-Feb-15 21:05:09

Sorry, posted this in chat but I think I need more specialised advice....

I admit, I might be slightly biased as my workplace have been awful to me in the past, but I'm getting more annoyed the more I think about their latest action.

I've been on maternity leave since May last year. In September they implemented a new pay scale based on performance. They were giving this a six month bedding in period with pay adjustments due to take place in March.

I've only just been informed of this change at my back to work meeting. I asked, reasonably I thought, for my performance prior to going on leave to be used to calculate my position on the new pay scale.


Apparently this would be 'unfair' to other staffbut is nothing to do with the pay rise they would have to give me oh noand I will be subject to a further six months of review on my return. So I can't benefit from a pay rise until September at the earliest.

I feel as though I'm being discriminated against for going on maternity leave but as I've said, I don't want to make a huge fuss in case I'm being overly sensitive due to past issues.

What do you lot think?

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Sat 07-Feb-15 21:08:53

So your first six months back will be paid as if you were a low performer? That is discrimination I think

prh47bridge Sat 07-Feb-15 23:35:54

I am assuming they aren't reducing your pay. If they are that is clearly illegal.

The law requires that you receive any increase in salary that you would have received had you not been on maternity leave. Failure to comply is sex discrimination. Whether or not they think that is unfair to other staff is irrelevant. Equality Act 2010 S74(8).

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