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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How long can I work remotely from Italy if my workplace is UK without me/my employer incurring taxing issues? [closed]

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, hence my ...
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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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How to teach new practice to people who aren't really interested?

I work in IT in the UK. I was hired one year and a half ago to introduce to a "new" practice to a team. I am in a "fixed timed" contract, therefore I can't leave for now, at least not before the ...
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Returning to work but unsure about COVID-19 precautions

I have to return to my place of work (based in UK) to carry out essential jobs after working from home for some weeks. My employer has forwarded around a presentation to those having to go to work, ...
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Can employer prevent me (remote worker) from working from a different country?

This is a somewhat similar question to Can an employer force you to wear a face mask?. The location is also the same, the UK. I'm a European citizen working in the UK. With the recent pandemic, my ...
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Wrongful dismissal due to lack of performance?

I was let go today due to "performance being not of the required standard that the seniority of your role and pay grade dictates." I had been working with the company since 18th December 2019 and ...
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Grounds for unfair dismissal?

I had been working in my position since 18 December 2019, and was sadly let go today (27 May). In my contract it states clearly my probation lasts for three months, however, I had not had a meeting ...
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Can a UK employer force you to wear a face mask?

Currently in the UK it's not mandatory to wear a mask while outside the home. Like some of the country, our team is currently working from home but there are plans in place to require people to wear ...
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Is it reasonable and legal for a UK startup to force all employees to start taking 20% of their salary in stock options?

I've seen a lot of questions and discussions about agreeing to take some portion of your salary as stock options when starting a job, but the situation I'm in now is that the company wants to reduce ...
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3-months notice period, only 1 month notice payment: How to negotiate notice period so as to a month for both side? [closed]

I have received a permanent job offer (geography: United Kingdom), which includes a 3-months notice period clause. There's also an unusual clause stating that the employer may claim damages if the ...
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Should I quit my current job, which I will be fired from soon, this week to prepare for an interview I have next week?

I have a bit of dilemma that I was hoping you guys could help with. I have 1 month left of my probation period at my first job after leaving university, for various reasons I do not think I will pass. ...
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Can an employer use discretion for furlough?

I left my job on 15/02/2020 (last payment date 25/02/2020) due to bullying which lead me to a nervous breakdown. Due to the state of my mental health this was something I decided on quite quickly and ...
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Company asking us to use 75% of leave despite updates to Working Time Regulations (UK)

Our company made a change to its holiday rules, asking us to use 75% of our annual leave entitlement before 30 September 2020. This was announced prior to the Working Time Regulations 2020 ...
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Manager’s unreasonable behaviour causing mental health issues

I’m a home-based office worker. My line manager is causing me mental health issues, which has become a serious health concern. One of the main issues is that they give too much work. Another main ...
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Employer asks me to sign document after resigning [closed]

I live in the UK and have recently resigned from my job. My employer is now asking me to sign a document, which basically says that I will not sue them, have no claims against them and also reconfirms ...
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Company is asking me to forward my full medical records to them for private health insurance

My new company has sent me the insurer forms to fill in for the private health insurance they offer as part of the employee benefits. All costs are covered by the company. The insurance is entirely ...
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Incorrect decimal separator used for Pound Sterling currency [closed]

The company I work for laid off a few out-of-hours customer service employees and gave me their work between the hours of 6am and 8am, and 6pm to 10pm, my work hours rotate weekly from 6am to 2pm one ...
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Changing line managers

Im in a strange situation where my line manager has been furloughed and as a result im temporarily being put under someone else in the department who I know, have worked with before and respect. And I ...
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Will my UK employer continue to pay me under furlough during my notice period?

If I resign now and give 4 weeks notice will my current employer still pay me under the furlough scheme? I would be starting my new job in May as an NHS call handler.
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Am I eligible to be placed on furlough after resigning?

I work for a small company in the UK. I had found another job and handed in my 4 weeks written notice, then coronavirus wreaked havoc with the British economy and my job offer was retracted (It was ...
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Should I be concerned about a voluntary pay cut scheme (Due to COVID-19)?

My employer is a medium sized IT/SaaS business (around 2-300 employees global), where I've been employed for < 2 years. All employees are currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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I'm in isolation - How can I prove that I can code without leaving the house or paying much money?

This is a shot in the dark, but I'm hoping for the best. My situation is as follows: I have a Master's degree in mathematics and have been trying my best to get a statistics job, or better yet, data ...
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covid-19 UK remote working issue [duplicate]

I am currently working for a company located in UK. As the country has declared a lock down most companies have moved to remote working. However, I am a software developer in my company and it is ...
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Girlfriend's salary has been cut by 20%, but she is still expected to work. Is her employer paying any of this?

My girlfriend has just been told that her salary will be cut by 20% 'for the foreseeable future' due to the current coronavirus crisis. We live in the UK, and the government has said that they will ...
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Offered 50% pay cut or redundancy due to coronavirus. What are my options?

My employer's main clients are unable to pay their bills to us, as they cannot work at this time. Therefore my boss is offering me 50% wages until the coronavirus goes away (technically for part time ...
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I am starting a new job in UK in late March 2020. How could the coronavirus epidemic affect this?

I work as a software developer in the UK. I was offered and accepted a new job three weeks ago which is due to start next Monday. I have signed an offer letter and other documentation, but not my ...
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Are there significant additional risks in changing jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I am a software developer in the UK, and have been actively looking for new roles. I have been at my current place of work for 3 years. I'm certainly not unhappy at my current place of work, I've just ...
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Can my new employer delay my agreed start date?

I work in an office-based Comms / Marketing role within the science / technology sector. Approximately one month ago I was offered a new job with a different employer, signed a contract with the new ...
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Interview: Working in a different office than the rest of the team. What questions to ask?

In the telephone interview I was told I'll be called in for the face to face interview next week. Company The company is an engineering/manufacturing firm whose headquarters is about an hour drive ...
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Asking for references after signing contract

My husband recently had an interview with a company. They obviously liked what they saw as they sent him an offer and a contract containing a start date. He signed the contract and handed in his ...
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Why do recruiters cold call me saying they have a potential job opportunity then never send through the full spec?

I am a Software Developer that recently moved to the UK and naturally I am in the market for a new job. It is going well and I have a few interviews lined up. However, due to having to put myself out ...
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My employer is attempting to force me to take on more work for less wages than the previous employee

I work for a Construction Company. One of the managers has recently left the company and my line manager offered the job to me. Previously when he was off, the workload was covered almost entirely ...
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Startup running out of cash - do they need to notify employees with long notice period?

I work for a fintech startup in the UK as a senior dev. The company has two products, one is a low-value financial tool A, and the other is a (mostly vaporware) client onboarding "suite" B. After 3 ...

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