HR tip: Modest pay increase

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These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.

Question:"An employee, along with several others, received only a modest pay increase this year because his section performed badly. He complained at the time but was given a clear and full explanation. Now, six weeks later, he has resigned and is claiming constructive dismissal. How do we stand?"

HR Tip:
If he believes he has been the victim of unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, gender, age and so on, he should make an appropriate claim. Apart from that it appears that you have a rationale for the modest pay increase. He almost certainly has left it too late to claim constructive dismissal for a situation, the effect of which he would have understood immediately.

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