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Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs, or laws in the United Kingdom.

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Leaving job on/ before end of maternity leave

I would like to get a technical insight on option of leaving the job on end of maternity leave / back to work day. Due to some personal family reasons after maternity I am currently in dilemma of ...
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Current salary disclosure in the UK

I am going to move to the UK and currently taking part in the recruitment process for one of the companies. The employer asked me about my current salary, according to my contract I cannot expose this ...
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How to handle inappropriate candidate selection instructions?

My boss (the sole owner of a business with ~70 employees) asked me to find, interview, and hire him a secretary. This is one of my competencies and, therefore, not a request I was surprised by. He ...
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Employer accessing and sharing HR contact mobile no. with employees

I'm looking for a way of handling an issue where my employer accessed HR data to share my mobile phone number with another employee. This was to use their own personal phone to contact me in what they ...
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Do I have to stop other application processes before receiving an offer?

I have been made an offer by company A, whilst still going through applications with companies B and C. Company A has asked me to verbally accept an offer, and as part of that, to cancel all other ...
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Should the stipend be paid if working remotely?

So currently I am a final year undergraduate from a university in India and I am doing a research internship at a University in the United Kingdom. The researcher under whom I am working had earlier ...
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I gave the wrong notice period, how do I salvage the situation?

I have made a mistake and utilised an old copy of my contract (it had changed during my working history at my current company) which said a 1 month notice period on it. This is what I have told the ...
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Ethics around applying for a job with a consultancy, I'm in the process of commissioning work with

I've known a particular consultancy for two years, I briefly got them to do some work for the business I work for, but they were gazumped by another for the work. I've recently been told by my CIO to ...
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Ommiting short-term position and background check

I have recently been lucky to get a job offer and I have been advised that once I will pass the background check I can start working. I wonder about one thing as I didn't put one short-term position ...
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Settlement: if a company pressures you to quit, is pushback going to harm your career?

A company is the UK is pressuring me to quit, probably because in a few months I will have additional legal protections after reaching 2 years of employment. The accusations are one sided, and some of ...
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UK - I am regularly told at work that I cannot be a good engineer because I didn't do an apprenticeship

I went straight to university after school and got a degree in electrical and electronic engineering. I try to be a humble person and I often joke I've made a career out of knowing I don't know ...
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UK - Is my contract collectively bargained or a personal contract?

I genuinely like my job and I can see growth in it. I do my normal engineering stuff and also build cases for projects that cost millions of pounds, it looks as if I am going to be moved into managing ...
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Working hours in EU with multiple jobs

I am working as an International research assistant (in a University Library) in Germany, a startup (based in London) ask me to work as a research consultant (kind of freelancer, 5-10 hours per week). ...
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What rights do I have in regards to workforce management apps?

Can I declare I won't be using their app; what rights do I have? I am very thorough with my privacy and security and do not answer emails, calls, texts etc outside my contracted hours. However, the ...
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When should I start looking for a job, after finishing university/college?

I am in my last year of university and have been looking at where I would like to take my career. So far I have seen a number of graduate jobs on offer (such as on stackoverflow jobs), but I’m not ...
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Start of enhanced shared parental leave

I live in the UK and my company offers enhanced shared parental leave for which I get full pay for 8 weeks. My plan was to take the paid leave after my wife has taken 6 months of maternity leave. ...
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Is this promotion process unusual?

I’ve spoken with my manager about promotion because, I believe, I make the grade and “don’t ask, don’t get!” He’s generally supportive of this and spoke with, amongst others, HR to discuss the process....
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If I was sacked for gross misconduct, will it show on my DBS for future checks?

I was fired for gross misconduct. I have stolen 10 pounds from a client in a care home. I have been offered a job by my old employer (the employer I was with before the current job) ; they said they ...
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Managing startup, how to control stress levels?

I work in small startup company, during the sprints we have very stressful atmosphere, caused by short deadlines and underslept personnel. How can I handle or at least mitigate this situation as a ...
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Can a head teacher forbid the use of face masks in school? [closed]

Basically the opposite of this. I know someone who works in an English secondary school (ages 11 - 18), and they've said that their headteacher has forbidden staff from wearing face masks because they'...
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Negotiated a reduced notice that I think is being reneged

I recently decided to leave a position after 4 months, as it simply wasn't working out. I had a two month notice period in my contract and had found a new position already that I am eager to start. I ...
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Is it appropriate to contact the current employee regarding a job he is employed to do?

I recently applied for a role at a big firm in London. At the time of applying, I couldn't find recruiting managers contact details, so I just wrote a generic cover letter. I came across the ...
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How to correctly say, “I know this job is a step down but I'm desperate for a job in the current market so I still want it”? [duplicate]

I'm applying for a job which is a step down from my most recent job, which I got made redundant from. The job market is so brutal that I have no choice and I'll take any management job I can get at a ...
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What is considered the day I “voluntarily leave” the company? The day I give notice or my last day when notice period ends? [closed]

What is considered the day I “voluntarily leave” the company? The day I give the notice or the day I actually leave the company? Background is I have a payback agreement with my current employer that ...
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Cost Centre to Profit Centre: How to personally gain

I am a Software Engineer in a very Sales focussed company. Software Engineers are Cost Centres, Sales are Profit Centres. A product I built and own now accounts for sizeable chunk of the company's ...
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Resigning due to ill health UK

I have a progressive neurological disorder - I won't be going into the details of the illness as its private and personal and quite emotive. A year ago I spoke to my then line manager, that this day ...
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Dealing with Boss's/ Senior Staff's family [closed]

I have worked and interned at small & medium size firms, ranging from 7 staff members to 100. I have noticed time and time again when family member's visit, eg for lunch, they seem to think they ...
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How to professionally decline a promotion when I want to quit?

I've been offered a promotion as several people have left/will be leaving. I've been looking for other jobs and have asked for some time to think it over. Unfortunately, I'll have to give an answer ...
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Is this a leave me alone

Pre-covid I had applied speculatively for unpaid internships and had one decision maker write back that he: really didn't have anything suitable at the current time although he: definitely ...
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Running personal errands/ tasks for employer?

This is a pre-covid lockdown scenario, however I am still asking the question should similar situations in the future arise. Background: I was a temp maternity cover as a assistant to the Practice ...
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Can an employer dismiss an employee for saying they are considering leaving and might have a formal offer soon?

My wife has been offered a role within the NHS and as part of the process, they wish to contact her current employer for a reference prior to making an unconditional offer, sending the contract, and ...
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How will living outside the UK affect me and my UK employer tax-wise? How many days can be worked without impact?

I've been in the UK for more than one year, and I have been assigned a NINO and obtained the pre-settled status. During this Covid-19 pandemic, I decided to go back to my home country of Italy, but ...
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Career progression in Software development

I have a broad question here today might be flagged but here it goes. I am currently a software developer working with android and backend technologies in a small-medium sized company. The team is ...
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Asking for holiday after probation extension

I recently had a probation review and it was extended as my manager hasn't seen anything that can put in the role I m in (senior developer) and lack of communication. Following feedback, I had been ...
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UK - Employer's payscales are incomplete so I am trapped on entry level pay? Can I negotiate?

I took a new job three years ago; I was one of the first employees on a new contract, which had unfinished payscales that only specified the "Entry" level pay for each salary band. I was ...
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Holiday Pay at Basic rate when regular overtime and higher rate usually paid

I have a friend who works in the service industry and she as standard works anti-social hours (which increases her hourly rate by 50p) and also despite being contracted to do 24 hours per week, she is ...
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Starting anew after redundancy

Good morning. I have just been made redundant. All was done by the book, however the company has no funds for severance. We are to get our Redundancy / Holiday and Notice period pay via National ...
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How to convey the degree of one's duties in a job title, while being the sole developer (so with relational junior/senior/lead being meaningless)?

I'm the only embedded developer in a young startup. There are two other devs who do web/cloud stuff, and their work is mostly silo-ed from mine. I was hired as the company's first employee to do ...
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Do GDPR/Data Protection regulations conflict with “No Privacy At Work”?

For countries in the UK or EU where there are data protection laws and regulations where the subject whose data is being collected has a legal right to be informed about what/why and and give consent ...
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Should I ask for greater compensation for increased workload due to team members leaving?

I work as a level 4 software engineer apprentice in a small team for a large company. I am currently on a degree apprentice course which should last roughly 2 and a half more years. I have been with ...
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In a rapidly developing startup, is asking for a raise 6 months after receiving one going to make me look greedy and bad?

I know that 6 months is way too soon to be negotiating salaries in any usual context. My context is not usual. I joined the company as their first employee, after a couple year break from work for ...
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Who should initiate a hand-over meeting?

I joined a university as a lecturer recently. During the workload planning I was offered a new administrative role for the new academic year. I had an initial discussion with my predecessor about the ...
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How to deal with a manager taking too long to get me up to speed

I started a new job (at a new company) over five weeks ago as a senior software developer. I have ~7 years previous experience at a different company using very different technologies. So far my ...
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Do I 'own' work done separately for current employer? [closed]

I am on the payroll of a small company as a full-time employee. In my spare time I developed a small computer program that will automate a regular task done by another junior employee. This will free ...
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How to bring raise during probation review

I was made redundant some time ago, and I had a hard time finding work. During that 3 month gap, I was offered a job at 8k p.a. less than my previous role, but something is better than nothing. The ...
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Etiquette of wearing a mask to an interview

For context, this is the UK where masks are encouraged in public and mandated on public transport. At the time of asking, masks were not compulsory in stores and similar locations. I have been invited ...
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How can I change jobs with a long notice period while furloughed?

I work for an organization (and have been there for over a year) that requires you to give 3 months' notice for leaving. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we have all been furloughed since May and have ...
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'Deprioritised' after accepting conditional employment offer in favour of applicants to permanent roles:explain resulting hardship/get re-prioritised?

I have fulfilled all the conditions set for me in an offer for a 3-month contract for a junior NHS role in Wales, but the NHS Trust seems to want to stall the clearance process indefinitely for me ...
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Employee asking for 2 weeks unpaid leave for travel quarantine

I have an employee on an 8 month contract in the UK. Before starting, we agreed for them to take a 2 week holiday to go home to Europe (no problem here). They bought the plane tickets for their family....
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Is it expected for a potential employer to request payslips?

Question: Will I be expected to provide payslips for most job offers in the UK? And any thoughts on this job given the context? Context: I have been made a job offer for a Product Manager role at ...

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