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  1. I am after 2 Professional reference from my previous employer, which is REQUIRED and requested by my new employer, in this case, has been my only employer for the past 9 years while i worked there and my former line manager. This is reference, in the field of midwifery, is very ESSENTIAL and important.They are just bitter because i took them to the employment tribunal.
  2. Under the same section, there is this part."• NHS Employers has issued new guidance “Safer Recruitment – A Guide for NHS employers” which states that NHS organisations should provide written references to other NHS employers on request. • Refusal to provide an employee or former employee with a reference could lead to a discrimination claimUnder the NHS Employers Guidance "Safer Recruitment" The former employer must provide references, especially when asked by another NHS Employer. This part is mandatory.
  3. Guys, I dont think its 6 weeks that is refered to here. its 6 DAYS!!!My adivce, talk to the tribunal or judge.please note that the employment tribunal favours the employer 95% of the time, instead of the employee.
  4. At Bazza,Actually, an employer, especially in the Medical arena in the UK (NHS) must provide a reference for any former employee that has worked for the organisation. infact this is listed in the NHS handbook. have a read on this, http://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=16197&type=full&servicetype=AttachmentIn the NHS world, it is mandatory that an employer must give reference for past employee. If the trust refuses to (actually, it is forbiden from doing this) it must give a clear reason as to why it is refusing to.If I would to go down the descriminatory route, I would be going on the grounds of the fact that i had taken them to an employment tribunal, which they do not like (its like David versus 100 Golaiaths)
  5. About two years ago, I was made redundant as a Labour Ward Matron at an NHS Trust which I had worked at for 9 and half years (in same position)I took them to the employment tribunal, but had to drop the case because it was going to cost me more money than my compensation and my job would not be given back.After trying for almost two years to find another job, I finally got one and was asked for two references from my previous employer.This meant I needed two referees from1) My Line Manager (Head of Midwifery)2) Director of Nursing (The boss of Head of Midwifery)So, I the new employer wrote to my old employer asking for two references.This is what happened.Firstly, my former Line manager (whose references were the most crucial to me being awarded the job) said she couldn't give me a reference and passed it to the HR director.I was infomed by the HR Director that I will only get one reference, instead of two that is required, and not from my former line Manager, but from her (HR Director)When I contacted the HR director and asked why I couldnt get the two required references, she informed me that due to the agreement during the employment tribunal (that is, they, the NHS trust, said they would provide me with a glowing reference if I ever needed one). This, according to the HR Director, meant I was only entitled to one.Now, I never signed any agreement that I will only get one reference from them. By the way, is there a limit to the amount of references that a former employer can give you? I thoguht there is a law that is againt witholding a former employees references or giving negetive reference, especially in the NHS.Now, I am stuck.I need help and advice.who can I report this to.I am thinking of contacting my local MP and my local news paper, becasue I believe this is another form of descrimination.
  6. I am considering (seriously) about legal actions. I have been through the grievance process and all I was told was that the Post has CHANGED and based on the interview, I was not successful. during the interview, there were no HR personel or representatives. I asked them to explain to me which part of the post had changed, they could not explain to me or give me any reasons what so ever. I was told that their (NHS Trust) position stands regarding my redundancy. Now, another news... I just learned that the person replacing me is a Band 7 widwife from another NHS trust. I have been a Band 8A Matron for the past 9 years. The post (My post that was readvertised) is still the SAME post. Nothing changed. not even departments. When I joined the NHS Trust, I was in charge of Community Midwife for 7 and half years, and a year and half later we had a reshuffle and I was made incharge of Labour Ward. Moral was high and every single staff under me was happy. I represented this trust on several occassions (Including TV & Radio interviews) I still feel agrieved by all these. That was my post.
  7. This is the most difficult part. When she became head of midwifery just over a year ago, she brought in a Consultant Midwife (another former colleague from her previous place of work) and now, the new person taking my post is another former colleague. looks like a game of chess to her. Systematically bringing in her friends. and hereby getting rid of me.
  8. The two job roles were the same. Both positions were for Midwife Matron for the Maternity Department of this NHS Trust. no difference what so ever. There were in total of 8 Matron positions that needed to be re-applied for, all in the name of restructuring. Out of 8 Matron Jobs available in the Trust, I was the only one who did not get their job back. I sat through consultation process after I had been informed that I would not be retained. Reason? "did not do well at the interview stage". these were the people that interviewed me, My new Boss, the Director of Nursing and 1 independent person. I requested for the interview notes (this took them 6 weeks to get me a copy) and could not read a single word from the Director of Nursing, who has now left the Trust. The Independent Interviewer made good remarks about my interview and felt I understood clearly the tasks at hand, but when it came to scoring, his marks changed (it looked as if it had been corrected or altered.) The annoying thing was that my job was advertised as vacant without me accepting the outcome of the interview. I was on holiday when my job was advertised, only to come back and find out that my post had gone to a former colleague / Friend of my Boss. Is this fair, is this allowed?
  9. I went through mediation with the NHS trust and complained that I have been unfailry made redundant and dismissed. I was informed that the NHS trusts stand firm with this decision. That the post that all Midwife Matron had to apply for had CHANGED! I really would love to know how it has changed from my current position of Midwife Matron (In charge of Labour ward and Anti-Natal) This is a job I had been doing successfully for the past 9 years. I really would love for some advice here, if I stand a good chance at the ET. Many Thanks
  10. I have been employed as a Midwife Matron since 2003 at NHS Hospital. Recently the hospital was going through some cuts and restructuring. In the Maternity department, there are 3 Matrons. It was decided that only 2 Matron would be needed. Matron A, decided to hand in resignation and resigned her position. Now there are 2 Matrons left. It was also decided that all Matrons (previously 3, now 2) should re-apply for their positions (this was before Matron A resigned) Anyway, interview went through, I know I did very well. Only to be told that I was not successful in securing my post, which I have been responsible for in the past 9 years, with an unblemished record (no disciplinary actions, no long term sick leave or Absence) I even represented the Hospital on Radio shows and TV interviews (when in relation to Maternity related topics) The current head of midwifery (my boss) who only got in about a year ago was among the people that interviewed me for my position. I was informed by her that I did soooo poorly during the interview. I strongly doubt & deny that! to cut the long story short, my job was advertised and now, one her friends from a another hospital has been given my post! Now I have been made redundant!
  11. Sorry did not mention that my answers were in the curly brackets.
  12. This was my response to their letter. We’ve recently been contacted by the Consumer Council for Water following your email to them. They’ve asked that I investigate further and reply to you directly. I’m sorry for any distress caused by the debt recovery action that’s been taken. As I’m sure you’re aware, we notify our customers of the date that their payment is due here by on the bill. If we’ve not received payment within fifteen days of the original bill being issued, then a final notice is sent out automatically. The main aim is to remind people that their payment is overdue, and to encourage those experiencing difficulty in paying to contact us. If payment isn’t received or no contact made to set up an arrangement then our debt recovery process will continue and further letters will be issued. If payment is made but then missed for the subsequent bill, our debt recovery process will now start from the point where it stopped previously rather than returning back to the very beginning. Customers need to contact us if their payment is not going to reach us by the due date to enable us to put a hold on the account and prevent debt recovery activity taking place. {At this point, there were no reminder letters received by me. I believe Anglian Water has my details, including my Email address, telephone and Mobile Numbers on their system. I have been a customer for the past 7 years and have been contacted in the past via email and phone calls on both my Telephone and Mobile Numbers.} In February 2001 we issued the bill for this financial year, which was for £569.64. As mentioned on the bill you had the option to pay the whole amount or the first half by 2 April 2011. When payment wasn’t received and we hadn’t heard from you regarding setting up a payment arrangement, a final notice was issued on 13 April 2011. This asked for payment of the overdue amount, £284.81. I can find no record of any other bill being issued in April, as referred to in your email. The Bill that was issued in February never arrived. I only received a reminder in April , which I paid. We received your payment of £284 on 18 April 2011. The second half year bill was issued on 3 September 2011. When payment wasn’t received by the due date, the next step in the recovery process was to issue a legal action notification letter. This was sent on 5 October 2011. {This second half bill was never received. There is a great possibility that your system may have my address details incorrectly.} As Oonagh mentioned during your conversation on 31 October 2011, we’ve sent out a number of debt recovery letters over the last few years as we had not received your payment. We place our correspondence in the post in good faith that it will reach its destination in a timely manner. I’m sorry if you’ve not received some of them. {There is a great possibility that your system may have my address details incorrectly. So far there is a trend of late payment on my side, but You have only sent me one reminder this year and you also sent me one reminder last year. As far as I know, I made my payments on time last October (Can you send me a receipt of that payment, which included the time and date that I made that payment)} I’ve checked our records and we’ve had none of the correspondence returned as undelivered by the Post Office. As we have no alternate address for you, they should have been delivered to your supply address. If you’ve not been receiving your post, you may want to contact your local sorting office to tell them that your mail is not being delivered. {{I know that you are very much aware of the way royal mail conducts its business regarding delivering letter. The only letters that are most likely to be returned are Recorded delivery letters, letters that are address to the wrong person (usually there is a not on it that says "please return to sender") and letters that the postman can not deliver due to wrong address. In between these letters are letters that the post man has accidentally delivered to the wrong house. At this point, my letters could have been sent to the wrong house and me not knowing about this.}} We’ve also contacted Northampton County Court Bulk Centre, who produces all of our claims regarding your claim. They’ve confirmed that this claim was issued on 21 October 2011. When you called the local Northampton Court , they would not have any record of the claim as this would only be passed to them to deal with any Post Enforcement action. {I myself have contacted Northampton County Court Bulk Centre, on the following dates, 31st October, 1st November, 2nd November, 3rd November and finally on the 4th November. The Northampton County Court Bulk Centre informed me that there were no records of the court order on their systems. Although they do receive a lot of court orders, but not this one and was advised that the court forms that I received did not come from them.} I’ve spoken with our debt recovery department and they tell me that as this has now progressed to summons, the fees remain payable. If you can pay £350.64 in full and this is cleared onto your account before 25 November 2011, we can avoid Judgement being granted. Therefore, this will mean that the summons will not have any impact on your credit rating. {I am an honest man, who earns an honest living trying to raise and feed a family of 4. As of the 31st of October when I called Anglian Water, I was willing to pay what I owed, which was £285 and some pence give or take. There is no way I will pay anything more than that. I believe it is very unfair and unjust for a company such as Anglian Waters who is also a part charitable organisation that is tasked with the duties of providing the most essential commodity to mankind in the Midland, which is Water, should be acting in this manner like other any other profit orientated company.} They’ve explained that if you only pay the balance of the bill, leaving the court fees on the account and you don’t defend the claim or complete the admission form then we may be granted Judgment by Default on the amount of £65.00. I must tell you that Anglian Water has followed its normal debt recovery procedure and not issued this summons in error. {The excess of £65 that is being levied on my amounts to 36% of what was owed. Even my credit card company don't charge that high for one month late payment.} I appreciate that this may not be the reply that you were expecting but I hope that I’ve explained the situation clearly for you. If there’s anything else I can do for you, please call 01522 341 418. I’ll be happy to help.
  13. Thanks to you all for your support and advice. @Pelham9; I will have to re-examine that court order again. but when I checked it was from Anglian Water. all they did was just fill out the details and post to me. I really do not want them to run away with my hard earned money. I think I will go ahead and pay only what I owed. I will need to contact the courts and inform them that I intend on defending this in court. You mentioned that I may have been charged based on the old water rate or assessment system. Can you shed some light on this so that I can ask them what methods was used to assess me? @Howardhewit; thanks also, but honestly as much as it looks indefensible, I really want to stand my ground...
  14. Any help or Advice would be greatly appreciated.
  15. We’ve recently been contacted by the Consumer Council for Water following your email to them. They’ve asked that I investigate further and reply to you directly. I’m sorry for any distress caused by the debt recovery action that’s been taken. As I’m sure you’re aware, we notify our customers of the date that their payment is due here by on the bill. If we’ve not received payment within fifteen days of the original bill being issued, then a final notice is sent out automatically. The main aim is to remind people that their payment is overdue, and to encourage those experiencing difficulty in paying to contact us. If payment isn’t received or no contact made to set up an arrangement then our debt recovery process will continue and further letters will be issued. If payment is made but then missed for the subsequent bill, our debt recovery process will now start from the point where it stopped previously rather than returning back to the very beginning. Customers need to contact us if their payment is not going to reach us by the due date to enable us to put a hold on the account and prevent debt recovery activity taking place. In February 2001 we issued the bill for this financial year, which was for £569.64. As mentioned on the bill you had the option to pay the whole amount or the first half by 2 April 2011. When payment wasn’t received and we hadn’t heard from you regarding setting up a payment arrangement, a final notice was issued on 13 April 2011. This asked for payment of the overdue amount, £284.81. I can find no record of any other bill being issued in April, as referred to in your email. We received your payment of £284 on 18 April 2011. The second half year bill was issued on 3 September 2011. When payment wasn’t received by the due date, the next step in the recovery process was to issue a legal action notification letter. This was sent on 5 October 2011. As Oonagh mentioned during your conversation on 31 October 2011, we’ve sent out a number of debt recovery letters over the last few years as we had not received your payment. We place our correspondence in the post in good faith that it will reach its destination in a timely manner. I’m sorry if you’ve not received some of them. I’ve checked our records and we’ve had none of the correspondence returned as undelivered by the Post Office. As we have no alternate address for you, they should have been delivered to your supply address. If you’ve not been receiving your post, you may want to contact your local sorting office to tell them that your mail is not being delivered. We’ve also contacted Northampton County Court Bulk Centre, who produces all of our claims regarding your claim. They’ve confirmed that this claim was issued on 21 October 2011. When you called the local Northampton Court , they would not have any record of the claim as this would only be passed to them to deal with any Post Enforcement action. I’ve spoken with our debt recovery department and they tell me that as this has now progressed to summons, the fees remain payable. If you can pay £350.64 in full and this is cleared onto your account before 25 November 2011, we can avoid Judgement being granted. Therefore, this will mean that the summons will not have any impact on your credit rating. They’ve explained that if you only pay the balance of the bill, leaving the court fees on the account and you don’t defend the claim or complete the admission form then we may be granted Judgment by Default on the amount of £65.00. I must tell you that Anglian Water has followed its normal debt recovery procedure and not issued this summons in error. I appreciate that this may not be the reply that you were expecting but I hope that I’ve explained the situation clearly for you. If there’s anything else I can do for you, please call 01522 341 418. I’ll be happy to help. Yours sincerely Diane Walker Customer Relations
  16. Got a Court Summons from Anglian Water on the 31st of October saying that I have been summoned to court due to my water bill being in arrears. The bill was due on the 1st of October. I never received the bill. I called them to inform them that I never got this bill and that I was willing to pay what I owed, which was £285. But was told that I could no longer pay that amount because I have now been summoned to court and there are court charges of £50 -solicitors fees and £15 for court fees. On the same day, i contacted the court to enquire if this has been officially logged or submitted to then on the said date (21st October) or even on the day that I called them, which was on the 31st of October. I was advised that no such court summons were on their systems. I am willing to pay the £285 which I owe, but will never pay the extra charges which amounts to roughly 35% of my bill. Now, I have written to Consumer Council for Water, who submitted my letter to Anglian Water complains dept. This was there response...
  17. but the problem here was that i sent LBA to Nationwide in November and never heard a word back from them. the least they could have done was to inform me. Are they not breaching some sort of rule somewhere. The account was and is still in dispute with Nationwide. Why should I pay the DCa, even if they've bought the debt from nationwide.
  18. Hi evryone, Been away for a while, and have justreturned back. So far, NAtionwide has refered my account to a third party debt collections called Roxbourgh or something. I sent LBa in November and had it registered/signed for delivery.(although I have now lost that recipet) So, what can I do now? Any advice please?
  19. I sent LBA about 14 days ago now and no response yet from NAtionwide. Do I proceede to Small Claims court? Also, does anyone know how I can do the small claims stuff online? Any advice would be highly appreciated.
  20. Do I need to recalculate the interest when sending the Letter Before Action??? Advice needed urgently, about to make a run to the Post Office
  21. Thanks alot lovely Redsue. Will do so today. do I send it directly to Charles Bacon? If so, do you have Charles Bacon's address? Thanks
  22. Sorry its been a while since I last updated this site. I have recieved the usual letter from NAtionwide regarding my claim. They said NO (as usual) but also gave me 56 days to respond. What do I do now?
  23. I have also noticed that NAtionwide took £100 from my Cashbuilder account without my consent. do I charge them compund interest on this?
  24. Do I send the letter to Data Protection team or is there someone else I should send it to?
  25. Dolly, Where do I find this Excel Spreadsheets? and after I fill in only the Interest on OD charges, can I add Cheque miss use fees aswell? Thanks
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