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Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

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

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What is the engineering ladder in Skyscanner? [on hold]

Are there any grades for each position ? Is Senior Software Engineer at same level as Engineering Manager, grade-wise ?
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Is it worth holding off asking for my performance review?

I was originally scheduled a performance review in mid-August, which is tied to a salary gain as per my contract. However, due to unforseen issues outside my department's control - work was delayed ...
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How to resign when I can't access the designated portal to submit it HR says I have to?

I'm out on holiday outside the country at the moment and don't have access to my company laptop. I contacted HR to resign and was told my resignation has to be put through a designated company portal. ...
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Can a company claim that my personal password is their intellectual property? [closed]

I am facing a court case where my previous employer is stating that they own my passwords as its intellectual property. I am in UK. I got fired for refusing to give my password. When I search the ...
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Help UK agency threatening [closed]

I work as a independent contractor for an agency. Employed at one of Energy end-client through yet another consultancy. I am nearing to end of contract & don't want to extend due to not so good ...
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Is this co-worker relationship salvageable?

Ok, I'll try to summarise the last several months of my experience in a few paragraphs. I've been at my company for a little over 18 months. At first I entered as a junior developer, since I only had ...
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New employer asks for information I find unnecessary

I'm in the UK and I was recently offered a job. When I went for an interview, they asked for a form of ID and my National Insurance number. I took my passport and a previous payslip with my NI number ...
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dress code IT banking/insurance

What is the dress code of IT leadership teams in banking/insurance UK for men? In my company, one of the largest in the UK, even the CTO wears jeans and a shirt. What is the case for an IT manager ...
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I'm a few months into grad school but not keen on continuing. Should I address why I'm dropping-out when applying places?

The General Question, short version: Should one try to justify why one wants to drop out of a programme in favour of a job one is applying to? Why I'm asking / the context of my particular ...
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Currently intern, what to do *now* to negotiate a better salary when being offered permanent position? [duplicate]

Background I transitioned into web development. Because I had no relevant experience, I accepted a 4-month internship in a company, with the aim of getting tenured. (It was made clear from the ...
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Personal e-mail obtained due to compromised work account (GDPR) [closed]

At my current place of work a phishing e-mail was sent from an employee's e-mail address (Let's call them Sally). An e-mail originating from Sally's account was sent to everyone's work e-mail within ...
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Do I have the right to be removed from the employees section of my current workplace website?

For the past few months I've been diligently working at a scientific research company doing a job which isn't a good fit for me at all. I've concluded that the best way forward is for me to chalk this ...
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Managing a team member when co-located

I am co-located with my team member who reports to me. Near us, inside a room seating about 8 people, are other members from various unrelated teams. Often there is banter and jokes, that are no ...
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Contract Expired, carried on working for 3 years

I've been working at a place as a consultant for just over 3 years... I signed a contract but was never sent a copy... A month ago they told me (verbally, nothing ever in writing) that there wasn't ...
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How can a company recover after a Glassdoor debacle?

This is concerning one of my previous employers. Recently some junior dev left a bad review, people found out, and this triggered a wave of disgruntled posts detailing their ill experiences. These are ...
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Employer is asking a colleague to take personal leave in order to complete work related admin? (UK)

At my work we're completing some secure checks which require some very in depth form filling. One of my colleagues has a dual nationality, and therefore is having to take some crazy steps to get this ...
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How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend house for the National Insurance Number in UK?

Got a problem : I will apply for the National Insurance Number in UK, I need to prove I live somewhere they ask me for an invoice with my name ... : / Yet I live at my friend's house ... How can I ...
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How should I convince my employer to let me switch to part-time?

I’m a software developer working 5 days a week and I’d like to reduce that to 3 or 4 days a week so that I have more time to work on starting my own business. I’d like to stay at my current employer (...
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Termination of employment because of gross misconduct involving ISO 27001

I work for a small UK company in the IT department. Hearing other employees struggle with the slow internet connection I discover malicious software (trojan horse) in the Internet access point. I ...
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Should I include my education on my CV?

I currently work as a Junior Game-Programmer which I have been for close to 2 years (previously an apprentice for 1 year). Unfortunately (afaik)non of my formal education is relevant to my current ...
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What are the possible but most likely outcomes when using another companies Profit and Loss report [closed]

As an employee in small manufacturer in the UK, I've recently observed the Operations Director (basically our top dog), making use of another companies Profit and Loss reports during at least one ...
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Can you be disciplined for how a work colleague interprets your communication to them? [closed]

I have an incident in my workplace whereby a colleague has made a comment to my line manager that they found something I said strange and they could not understand why I asked the question in front of ...
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Fired for third time from a software development job. What to do?

Today I was fired from a software company.. for the 3rd time in 1.5 years. Needless to say I feel like I reached bottom and it's impossible to get out without changing career. Should I change a career?...
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Do I have to attend a work Christmas party?

I've just started a new job, which I'm enjoying. I recently received an email, asking all employees to choose what they would like to eat at the work Christmas party. I personally would not choose to ...
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I refused work due to an injury, I was threatened with disciplinary?

I have an injury that happened outside of work - an infected toe. I am on antibiotics. I can walk but it is very painful. The job I normally do is standing all day so I was told to move to another ...
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Non union employee included in bargaining unit [closed]

My company is going through a consultation at the moment with the possibility of redundancies. As part of this I have received a letter to say that I will be represented by the Union, even though I ...
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Unwritten addition to my role

I'm currently the System Administrator for a small manufacturer based in the UK. I've a fairly well defined role, which I am currently happy with. Recently I was asked to assist in the role of a ...
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Pro-rata leave (UK) after resignation, should bank holidays be include in calculation?

I've just handed my notice in, and have a leaving date of the 7th Nov. There's two ways to calculate my remaining leave, in my mind, including or excluding bank holidays. Including: 25 days leave + ...
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What is the most effective strategy of addressing a drug-related arrest during my job hunt?

I'm a second year Accounting & Finance student at a university which ranks in the top 10 universities in the UK. Last year (age 18) I was arrested and given a conditional caution for possession of ...
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Company claiming “place of work” legally has to be the company's registered address for contract purposes

The company I work for has been acquired by another company - both are very small in size, with no more than ten employees total. It's at the point where we've all been asked to sign new contracts, ...
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Is it professional to close with “Your Humble/Obedient Servant” in the UK? [closed]

I'm not asking about this closing's origins that I understand. Rather, is doing this nowadays sane? One of my customers, who's not in the British royal family, always closes her letters with "Your ...
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Are my fears about an internal offer during a redundancy process justified? [closed]

A couple of weeks ago, I was told my entire team was being made redundant. One member was being moved sideways into a different department, two long-term contractors had their terms terminated, ...
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Does being told you're not liked and asked to quit meet the legal definition of harassment under the UK Equality Act of 2010?

I've been looking at the UK Equality Act 2010 act and it says harassment is unwanted or unwelcome behaviour which is meant to or has the effect of violating your dignity. If people literally come up ...
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4-month internship and likely job afterwards: how hard should I negotiate wages now?

Context I am considering an offer I have received. It consists in a four-month internship, paid hourly, leading explicitly to a full-time position (if all goes well, obviously). Being intern prior ...
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Found out a coworker's salary after looking at her boss's unlocked computer

My friend is facing the following problem: Her boss left his computer open and she then looked at his screen, where the salary of a coworker at her level (who since has left the company) was ...
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How much should I have been paid for my internship

I recently finished a summer internship in the UK. According to my contract, my dates were the 2nd of July to the 7th of September: I worked for 10 weeks. My salary was 26,000 per annum. I expected in ...
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Do people being interviewed need to be informed they are part of an investigation?

I'm looking for some guidance, hopefully from a HR professional but any advice is appreciated; for context, this is in the UK so will be subject to our laws/guidelines. I, along with many colleagues ...
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Work contract in one country and work in two countries for a multi-national company?

Is it possible for a multi-national company present in multiple countries to arrange a work contract in one country and have the employee work in the other or both countries? In particular, the two ...
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Manager wants to completely avoid any overtime work. How can I adapt to this change?

I'm asking some advice for my mother. She was hired around 2 years ago for a team leader and customer-facing role. She wanted to be employed full time, but the company did not want to pay for this. ...
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Should I ask for a new package or package revision

I was recently hired on a 3 months contract (sort of a probation period, I successfully passed through), which is now going to be a permanent position with a new contract for me to sign. There was ...
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Why does a new employer ask for General Practitioner Details [closed]

What could be the reasons for a new employer asking about General Practitioner details when I am about to sign a permanent contract with them? Is this usual practice ? Edit They are asking for GP ...
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A colleague found on our LAN all employee's resumes/CV. Is this a data breach? [closed]

I work in an office in the UK with about 120 staff. We all have access to the "public drive" which is a LAN for us to share work. There's also thing on there like pics from the Christmas party, etc. ...
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Right time to ask for extension of contract

I am a contractor and it is coming to a end in a month but there are chances to getting it extended or contract to permanent. When is the best time to ask the manager? I do have deliverables, should I ...
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Professional Institutions : Would membership of one preclude joining another?

In the UK, Chartered and Incorporated Professional Status is awarded by an accredited institution licenced by a national body (some examples licenced by the Engineering Council). Student Membership, ...
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Are these requests common before redundancy?

As background, I previously worked in a development role at my current company. A new development role was created last year to solve a set of perceived issues in one of our workflows - due to my ...
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Contract red flags - to sign or not to sign? [closed]

update Thank you all so much! I consulted a lawyer about the contract and he said not to touch it with a flamethrower. I'll keep looking for something else! I need to quit my digital project manager ...
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Applied for a job, how to reject request to full in an application form? [closed]

I got approached to apply for a job by a recruiter, two people that have previously worked at this company have told me that it's a terrible place to work so I was a bit hesitant but the recruiter ...
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How to escape a shill directorship [closed]

I have been working for a company for a little over 6 years. Around 18 months ago the director approached me with a proposal. He was launching a sister company to do much the same thing but in some ...
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Making a loss when working a delivery job? [closed]

I occasionally do part time delivery work for a local takeaway. They provide an amount of pay for 3 hours. However if I do a large range of deliveries in large quantities, I often find after counting ...
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Employer trying to enforce contract after notice period has ended [closed]

I am self employed financial adviser in the UK. My notice period ended on Friday but my employer has stated they are still holding me to my contract even though i have met the terms of the contract ...