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      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

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      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
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      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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Started work for a company on 10th June 2010 pay rises are on 1st July every year didn't get the pay rise as they said I wasn't entitled to it as I was a new starter and still have never received that pay rise but have had my yearly pay rises the same as everybody else but people on the same grade as me are being paid more as they got this pay rise.

Should I not havebeen entitled to it after I passed my 6 months probation

Also could this pay rise be back dated

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Hi,

 

Sorry to hear that you didn't get the pay rise..... (and congratulations on passing your probation) - the words in brackets were what I nearly wrote, but then I noticed that your start date is June 2010.

 

I think you could do with being a bit clearer in the info posted but the way I see there are two scenarios:

 

a) You never got a pay rise after you passed your probation period, got all the pay rises thereafter but as they are on an incremental scale the original missed pay rise still means your one step down the scale, or

b) You missed a pay rise after your probation and have had all since then and are just owed a set sum of money from date X to date Y (presumably that would be a period some 3 years ago now?).

 

I suppose it is more likely that (a) is what you are saying but please more details - you need to consider what the contractual documentaion says as this may not be any type of equal pay issue; for example if the rule is that each staff member gets a RPI pay rise on 1st Jan each year, but that said payrise is dependant on the employee having one year's continuous employment on 1st Jan then you may have missed it and have limited recourse - but please more info so we can help more

 

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