This is the first time that I have this problem and I don't know anybody who hear or had to deal with.
I joined my current company as Data Engineer a bit more than 1 year ago from an internal recruiter which left the company a few months ago. In the negotiation I asked for one amount of salary but, as I didn't have experience in their environment, the offer was a bit lower and the range junior.
So, after this year, I asked to get promotion to regular as I don't do junior work. The surprise was when my manager (he started 3 months ago, the one which I started with left) told me that I was already regular engineer.
After some investigation apparently I've been regular engineer from the beginning due, probably, an error from HR.
Now I asked for a pay raise as I am regular and not junior and the money that I didn't get pay during this year (difference junior and regular).
My questions are:
- I don't have any clear number for what Regular so how is the best way to negotiate this?
- Negotiate with one employee for one range/role and change it without notification legal? (I'm UK based)
- Which is the best option to proceed?