I’m actually confused

Within the newest instalment in our Career Conundrums sequence, one furloughed trainee, who was meant to start out her second yr this summer season, has been instructed she received’t obtain a pay improve as agreed in her coaching contract. What ought to she do?

“I’m a trainee solicitor who’s presently on indefinite furlough on the 80% price. I hoped to ask a query in respect of a trainee wage challenge I’m having with my agency for which I can not discover a solution on the SRA or Legislation Society websites.

I together with a lot of different trainees started our coaching contracts in the summertime of 2019 and we’ve got been furloughed because the starting of the CJRS [Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme].

Our supply letters state that we’ll earn a wage of £22,000 per yr, growing to £23,000 upon graduation of the second yr of the coaching contract. The contract itself states the agency pays ‘£22,000 within the first yr and £23,000 within the second yr’.

The second yr would have began in July 2020 and I used to be anticipating a rise in my wage, however I used to be knowledgeable by the agency they won’t be processing the rise. I’m actually confused as as to if I’m entitled to the agreed improve provided that I’m on furlough.”

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