My company is going through a transitional period after being bought out by a competitor and we are all being asked to sign a new [non negotiable] contract
Whist in this transitional period my reporting line has changed and my duties have changed as well, I signed a contract to join the company as a support developer where my duties included resolving software bugs by developing fixes for the systems there.
My duties now are to be a go between reporting bugs from the users to the developers and to do no development work at all, I'm basically just filling out forms detailing the issues now rather than offering up fixes. I'm getting quite down about this now as I'm losing touch with my skills and am becoming less marketable
I'm desperate to leave the company but there is a 2 month notice period as part of our contract, if I am made an offer from an employer I will want to move as soon as possible.
Bearing in mind that all I do now are admin tasks that do not use the skill set they employed me for does this mean that the company is in breach of contract? Leaving the current contract I have [not the new ones we have been asked to sign] null and void, so giving me a bit of an angle if I want to leave before I'm contracted to leave?
The new contract has the same notice period in it also so there is no advantage to me signing the new contract.
I'm UK based if that makes any difference, I do understand that the contract is there to protect both my employer and myself.
I am not asking for legal advice here, just if my contract is still binding if my job has changed so much that I'm not actually doing the job I was originally employed to do.