Confused about appraisals, pay cuts and pay rises!

(4 Posts)
Charlene1 Sun 20-Oct-13 20:07:34

Hi, have searched this, but can't get a clear answer sorry, so thought I'd ask here!

If you have an appraisal and you get a pay cut instead of a pay rise, but are still doing the same job, because the boss thinks you don't deserve to be on that salary, is it legal (when your original contract states your salary you were hired on, and you have letters and pay slips saying what it is currently)??

If you apply for a job in another department, can they insist on a pay cut if they give it to you, even if you have experience and qualifications for that job, as someone external would be starting on that amount, unqualified?

If someone less experienced than you, and less qualified gets given most of your work to do, and passes on the things they "don't like" to other people, should they get a pay rise and you get nothing, because despite meeting targets the year before, you have not been able to hit them this year as you weren't allowed by the boss to work on what you needed to do, so at appraisal time you have no evidence to ask for a pay rise, and could be seen as "doing nothing" all year?

flowery Sun 20-Oct-13 20:44:26

1. No. If someone cuts your salary you should write saying this is a change to your terms and conditions, for which hour consent is required. You do not give consent and any attempt to reduce your salary will be breach of contract and an unlawful deduction of wages, and you will be taking the appropriate action.

2. They can set the salary for another job at whatever they like, it's up to you whether you apply or not.

3. It's not for anyone on here to say who should get a pay rise, that's a decision your employer must make. As long as they do not discriminate against any protected groups in the process, pay rises are a business decision for them to make.

flowery Sun 20-Oct-13 20:46:59

your consent

Charlene1 Sun 20-Oct-13 21:49:29

Hi Flowery - cheers, that's brilliant - thank you!! smile

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