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1st Apr 2020

WSP have imposed a salary cut of 20% with no consultation or agreement from me or others. This is across not just the UK but the world. This is supposidly just for 3 months.

CATEGORY: Employment

LOCATION: HAMPSHIRE

1 answer
  • Curwens LLP


    Thank you for your question. In law, in order to effect a variation to a contractual term, there is a requirement for an employer to adequately consult in relation to the proposed change.


     


    The circumstances that we currently face with the pandemic are such that many employers do not have a choice but to make cuts to ensure that they can continue to operate.


     


    If you are not happy with the variation you can object to it, if the employer proceeds then you have the option to resign and treat yourself as having been constructively dismissed. If you continue working there is an argument that you have affirmed the breach (accepted it) unless you work under protest.


     


    The reality is that if this is for 3 months, in order to have job security in what is an uncertain market employers proceed with making unilateral changes without consent in the hope that the risk of employees bring any claims are low.

     

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