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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

(United Kingdom) I have worked for this company for the last 6 months and was enrolled onto a level 4 course within my first week of work. I did not ask to join this training course and was told I had ...
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2 notice periods in my contract - redundancy query

We have been notified of imminent redundancies at my place of work, I have only been there 1y 8m. I (perhaps wrongly) assumed they would need to give me 3 months notice as it’s in my contract. I have ...
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How can I politely say that I am not doing extra work after back to the office policies?

Our workplace decided that to support the economy we needed to be back in the office and therefore reduce our time working from home. They are very firm on this policy and very touchy about any ...
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Can I expect a redundancy payment when the 2 year anniversary of starting is within my notice period?

I'm being made redundant with PILON. My 2 year anniversary of starting with the company falls within the contracted notice period. Can I expect a statutory redundancy payment?
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How do I get early relieving from my current employer who are taking too long?

I have been work for an Indian organisation as a developer for more than 5 years. Let's call it XYZ. XYZ has a client called ABC. On the payroll of XYZ, I have been working for ABC. I didn't find ...
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I am still waiting for current employer to confirm my notice period after emailing my wish to leave but have not had a response

On the 26th of March I emailed my current employer stating that I wish to leave and would like to serve a notice period of a month. I have been placed on gardening leave but not yet had confirmation ...
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Employer has changed start date after I’ve already signed contract and issued back to them (UK)

I recently been offered a new job and the contract was issued to me. My employment date set out in the contract is 1st April. I signed the contract after reading the T&Cs and issued it back to my ...
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Overtime hours allocated

I started work in Feb 2021 on Bank hours only. During this time, I was asked to work 9 hours on a permanent basis with no contract. In May that year I was given a 30hr contract not to include the 9hrs....
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Termination of contract during notice period [closed]

I am on my notice period and I have a workplace injury that has not allowed me to go into work. I’m in the UK and now my employer wants to terminate the contract because I’m going to my home country ...
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Law regarding seeking and storing references in the UK

I have a friend who is currently going through redundancy. He works for a digital agency. In his contract it states that the current employer would not like him to work for another agency for at least ...
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After an employee has sustained an injury, who should be making the Ramped Return To Work plan?

Given an injury which impacts an employee's ability to work ... followed by a period of extended sick leave, and now an extended Ramped Return to Work plan.... Should it be the employee who makes it, ...
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Two remote full time jobs? -- What should I do?

I'm based in the UK and have been working remotely for my current company for two years. Recently, I've been exploring other job opportunities and have received an attractive offer. However, I'm ...
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Can I work for ex-colleague's start-up with "non-poaching" clause - Is it enforceable? [closed]

I work as a staff writer for an online news publication at Company A in the UK. I have a friend who I met at the company who was senior in the PR/Comms department. They have recently left the ...
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How to engineer a lateral move [closed]

Please forgive this very general question but I'm really kind of stumped. I'm looking for some advice about what I should consider when trying to engineer a lateral move within my end client ...
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Off work with depression / anxiety / stress, cannot get diagnosis, boss is annoyed (UK)

Ive only been at my new job for 4 weeks, and had to call in sick the last couple days due to my deteriorating mental health. It was already pretty bad originally but this job has sent me over the edge ...
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How to deal with workplace bully? [closed]

I only started my new job a week ago and already feel like Im being bullied by someone there. It's hard to confront her directly as it seems to be different things she does each time. I would rather ...
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Late to sign a work contract, is the commencement date still valid? [closed]

My commencement is on 01/01/2024, yet I have only signed it today (07/01). I do not know if this is a problem or not, since I have been sent this to sign on 20/12/2023. I have been working this whole ...
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2nd day at new job, still no contract (UK)

I started a new full-time position today, my boss said she should have the contract ready by tomorrow... but that will be day 3 of me working there. I feel like she will send it eventually but I didn'...
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Can my boss sue me for handing in my notice

I handed in my notice and the reason for resignation was I felt bullied in the work place. I stated in the notice that I felt bullied and explained all of the work that I do and how much slack I pick ...
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Gave 60 days notice, boss said to leave before Christmas (UK)

I gave my 60 days notice today but asked if it can just be 30 days notice so that I can start my new job in early Jan. My CEO said that's fine and has basically said for HR to terminate my contract in ...
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Applying for company B after accepting contract at company A but have not yet started

This is based in the UK. I accepted an offer a while ago to start at company A next year, but am currently interviewing at a different company B which I'd rather work for. I have not yet told company ...
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How do I ask my previous managing director for a recommendation she offered when I was leaving?

I recently left my job where I had been working for around 8 months. When I was leaving, I had a short meeting with the managing director where she offered to give me a letter of recommendation. It ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

I’m 23 and have just finished a network engineering apprenticeship where I have 3 years professional experience along side a Bsc degree. This was completed in the UK. I also have CCNA Routing and ...
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On Call Payments

We have just been asked to do on call at my workplace (voluntary) from 1800-0800 M-F and 24hrs on weekends. With a 'carrot' of £300 per week. They aren't however paying us for any time spent if we're ...
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Service has been outsourced but employer has not had a single meeting with employees

I work for a public sector organisation in the UK and the service we provide for the organistion has been outsourced to a private sector company. The tender has been signed and the new provider has ...
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Employed by 2 companies with one Director at the same time?

I am a Senior Office Administrator. I have been employed by 2 companies with one director for the past 5.5 years. My salary was split between both companies 50% / 50% I was employed by Company A. ...
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How to handle an employee being forced in to Team

I work in a small sized company as part of an IT Team of 5, which includes 2 software developers. A person was introduced to the company by a member staff as a potential hire as a software developer. ...
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Not paid agreed money for training after quitting position

I was employed for a very short time for a part-time job which has paid training. I did 8 hours over a week, I realised it wasn't really working out for me as I disagreed with the practices there. I ...
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Is this fraud? And if so, to what extent am I responsible?

I am the most senior technical employee at a small company providing software as a service to other businesses. The company only has about 10 employees, so one of the directors does a lot of the sales ...
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Employer wants to film me for website videos

(UK based) My employer wants to interview myself and a bunch of my colleagues for a very lengthy corporate video to go on the website. It is quite a big name and there would be a lot of traffic from ...
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Current employer is putting last-minute conditions on shorter notice period

Context I work in the UK, my line manager is in France, but department head is in the UK. I've worked in the same role for 12 years. My line manager has been in his role for three months, with the ...
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Working for a US company from the UK - bank holidays and minimum PTO

I may be starting to work remotely soon from the UK for a US company. From what I understand, holiday requirements are very different there (in the UK there is a minimum of 28 days PTO including bank ...
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Is it legal to have a single 20 minute break for a 9 hour shift in the UK?

I work 5 days a week 9-6 and get a single 20 minute break for lunch. I am mentally drained and completely worn out. How can this be legal? By the time you’ve gobbled your food it’s time to go back - ...
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Can an employer retroactively change my start date so my tax and NI deductions are correct?

I worked in March for a small family-run company getting cash in hand. Only in April was I made an official employee and given proper pay cheques where my PAYE taxes and NI are deducted. I checked my ...
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Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

I live in the UK and accepted a conditional offer. All my reference checks have come back clear and I am now waiting for a start date. However, I have been waiting more than a week despite being told ...
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Change in UK employment to French contractor: What to look out for? [closed]

I am a British citizen and live in the UK. I am employed by the UK branch of a French company. Apparently, in October, a change to UK legislation may make the UK branch -- which has very few employees ...
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During a Ramped Return to Work, can the employer enforce a reduction in working hours?

Suppose I have an injury, which warrants an extended absense followed by a Ramped Return to Work. Let's suppose I started at 2dpw and have currently progressed to working 3 dpw, with a shared ...
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Quitting in probation period

I am currently in a probation period at work. I want to quit as it’s harming my mental health. I have to provide 3 months notice if I hand in my notice during the probation period. However they can ...
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Toxic coworker or am I being too sensitive?

Context: I work in tech which is very male dominated. I work for a large company with >1000 employees A newish (<1 year) colleague, straight out of university, is behaving in an aggressively ...
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Finding H1B Sponsorship as a Software Engineer

I'm a technical lead in the field of software engineering based in the UK. My salary here is a fraction of what it would be in the US. So, it makes financial sense for me to move over there, for at ...
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Should I be worried about my probation period?

During my recent one-to-one, my manager told me I shouldn't be humble, I should be more confident and sometimes in a braggy way to show what I have accomplished during the evening standups. In the end,...
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Resigned, .manager announced my new employer to all without permission

I'm in UK and I’ve just resigned as I’ve accepted a new role at a direct competitor (a better package). I have two questions I'm hiding for help on. I asked my manager what to do next when handing in ...
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How to ask my workplace to amend my leaving date

I work in a special educational needs school. I sent my resignation letter to the Head Teacher yesterday, giving 4 weeks notice. It works out well, as my last day actually falls on the last day of ...
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trying to change my leaving date UK

I am leaving my work for several reasons, including having to reduce my hours to care for my elderly parents, and also the stress I am under at work. Due to my brother going into hospital, I want to ...
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Signals and consequences of voluntary part-time?

My employer recently laid off staff due to economic conditions; on the order of 10%, I think. I made the cut and we -- the survivors -- have been promised that there won't be another round of lay offs ...
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Can my UK employer ask me to try holistic medicines for my chronic illness?

My company's HR department utilises the Bradford Factor as a means to determine appropriate disciplinary actions, such as verbal or written warnings, in response to employee absenteeism due to illness....
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The consultancy company that offered me a job has delayed my start date twice (by a total of 12 weeks so far)

I recently finished my degree and got my first job on the 25th of Jan. Since this was a consultancy company, they asked for 6 weeks to find a project that could put me on, which made my planned start ...
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I complained about a coworker and they know I did it. How can I handle the situation?

Not so long ago, I was attending the office and it was pretty quiet; people aren't really attending so much despite company policy, myself included. On this day some co-workers were socialising in the ...
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How to communicate in an application legal right in the country and willingness to relocate?

I'm a UK citizen but I've been living and working in the US for the last 14 years. Due to changing personal circumstances, I'm looking to move back to the UK but I don't want to relocate unless I ...
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Performance improvement plan(PIP) has been proposed [duplicate]

Been put on a PIP but I think the performance issues concerned may be related to my disability. I've let HR know How do you think HR is going to react to this, especially in light of my disability? I ...
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