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  1. This topic was closed on 09 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  2. This topic was closed on 09 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  3. This topic was closed on 09 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  4. Hello, I was hoping someone could help with the following issues my partner is having with the possibility of not receiving any SMP or Maternity Allowance. The baby is due on the 12th April 2014. She was looking to start the Maternity leave on the 25th Jan 2014. She has is now suffering from PGP which is causing terrible back pains and it is looking like she is going to be sign off on the sick. Now I believe that her qualifying period in which SMP is worked out is 28th Sept 2013 till 29 November 2013. Now is this calculation just to see if she qualifies for SMP or is this period used for how much SMP she will receive. An accountant we have spoke to believes if she were to go on the sick now or at the end of November she will NOT be entitled to SMP. So then I have a look a Maternity allowance. I tied the Gov.uk calculator for this and it got confusing when it asked if she will still be employed on 22nd December 2013 if I answer yes to this then the calculator assumes she is entitled the SMP from employer, however if I choose not she gets Maternity Pay but does being on the sick class as being employed for this purpose? I hope this makes sense and some can help as to what she may get and who from. Thanks
  5. Hi all, I will keep it as short as possible. Basically 3 months ago i signed up for VM deal which was 6 months half price so we pay just £32.90 for first 6 months. I am no moving address and instead of them transferring my account to the new address they are setting me up on a new 12 month contract to which they say they can no longer offer me the half price line rental even for the remaining 3 months i have left on the deal. The best they can offer me is £50 a month. So i said if its a new contract the i surely can cancel withing 7 days? To which she said yes but the contract would then revert back to you previous address so you will have to complete the contract there. So basically they are forcing me into a new contract to which i have to agree to pay more or i will be paying for services at an address i no longer live at. Help Can they do this? Thanks
  6. Thanks for your reply. The head teacher refused to speak to my sister over the phone he did however send him home with a letter that read: Further to our telephone conversation this morning I can fully confirm the position of the school. The enrichment programme and the need for your child to stay at school for one evening per week until 4.30pm is part of the formal school week. It is not an optional activity. If you, as a parent, choose not to send your child you are in breach of the law relating to school attendance. I fully understand your situation and if you would like to complain further please send it in writing to the school addressed to the chair of governors. Yours sincerely
  7. First of all apologies if this is the wrong section i could not find a schools one. My sister has 2 children that attend the same school. She has recently been informed that they must attend extracurricular activities. The problem is that the school have given them both different days meaning my my sister single mother to 3 children now had to make 2 separate trips to and from school on 2 nights a week. The older of the 2 also is not interested in the specific subject he has been given and not only that the cold dark nights is not a good time for anyone let alone mother an child to be walking alone at night. She phone the local council to see if they have to attend to which they say is the school choice and is not controlled by them. She has told the school they will not be attending and is near impossible for her to make the journeys, to which the school said they will have to inform the welfare officers if they do not attend. Can the school make this compulsory? any links to the law on extracurricular activities will be helpful as i cannot seem to find any. Thanks
  8. Thanks. It is a salary however unlike you, we are expected to be at our last site at 17.30 and travel home then wherever that might be so if thats also a 3 hour journey then i would be starting at 6 in the morning and not getting home until 8.30 in the evening.
  9. If an employee is clased as field based and the start time of work is 9.00 does this mean by law they have to be ready to start work at the location at 9. For example: If the first job is a 5 min drive away you set off from home at 8.55 to arrive at 9. But what if the first job is 3+ hours away does this mean the employee would have to set off at 6 to get ther for 9? Can a company tell employees they must set off at 6 to get ther for 9 starting time and the travelling time is done in thier own time (not paid for). Any links or info much appriciated.
  10. Thanks, You have been really helpful think i will prepare a list of questions to go in with on monday. One more thing a friend of mine who used to have business's said that when a new company takes over they are within their right to sack people rather than make them redundant is this possible? Because we have been kept in the dark so much about the take over we do not know if our current contacts have even continued over to the new employer.
  11. I appreciate your detailed reply and will try to answer your questions. First of all yes my job does involve traveling to customers, we are a service company so we travel to business's all over. The 30 miles is on top of the 15 miles i currently travel to the office making the new trip around 45-50 miles. It will take about 2 hours due to the congestion on the motor way that is on route to the new office. I know this as i have made the trip on a few occasions before when traveling to customers. My role however does also require a lot of office based work, and 9/10 times i travel to the office first thing before going to any customers yes we get business milage paid for this however does not include traveling to and from the office. I need to check my contract for the mobility clause but i do not think it has one as such, but it obviously mentions the traveling to customer when required could they argue that i would be willing to travel to customer at this location? although that would be classed as business milage so at no cost to me. I am only thinking about the redundancy as an option based on my daily routine at the minute where like i said 9/10 i travel to the office first. This however may well change with new employer more customer...etc. (I have worked there for 10 years) I believe the consultation is next week, and yes they may well come up with some incentive offer to pay traveling...etc. I just want to prepare myself best i can before they do speak with us. I hope i have covered your questions and thanks again
  12. The company i work for has beeen sold, the new owners say that all jobs are safe. However the business is to be relocated 30miles away from where it is currently. Meaning it will probably take me 1 & half - 2hours to get there and home so an extra 4 hours to my day. So can i voluntary redundancy even if my position is still there? I just want to make sure i know what i am entitled to do before they call us in to discuss terms...etc With the extra travelling to and from work it will also cost me an extra £200+ / month in fuel (company car), is there anything i can do about this? Thanks
  13. I do not think it was that clear to people. The majority of the conversation wasn't even about work and the line they are giving the disciplinary against reads something like: "Yeah i know they are di*ks aint they..ive only got 13 this week"
  14. Hi, My partner wrote something in conversation with a friend on facebook referring to the company as "d***s", but in no way mentioned the company name or a specific individual it was regarding the hours staff were receiving sometimes 25 hours a week then to be 8 hours the following week. Now the office called her in regarding the comment, they said this is not a disciplinary we would just like to know what you have to say about it. So they had a chat and she thought that was that. Only to be told today that she needs to attend for disciplinary due to comments she made. My question is are they allowed to do this, in no way does the message mention the company name. Im not even sure you would know who she was on about if you didn't know who she worked for. It a sad time if you cannot even write something your annoyed with without getting into trouble, and it was not purposely set out to call them names it was in general conversation. Any help would be appreciated Mark
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