Goodbye JP..........

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DieTrying 05 Sep 2020 22:01 pm said..

What I find odd is that if a position is made redundant you can't fill it for 6 months. In the list of Officials, link at the end, HS is listed as an AR not a Ref. If I was JPD, i'd have an employment lawyer take a look as the match officials are clearly defined, as are the AR's and TMO's. Therefore I'd argue JPD has been replaced and that breaks the rules. Ironically Sara Cox is listed as a Ref and so could have been used.

https://www.premiershiprugby.com/about- ... officials/
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Pieman 06 Sep 2020 06:08 am said..

The thought cross’s my mind too. There seem to be some new refs, and JP was recently let go...
I’m sure it’s more nuanced then that, but the 6 month rule appears to be breached.
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tigerchef 06 Sep 2020 09:04 am said..

I would presume they are under fixed term contracts and it wasn't renewed.
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lucifer 06 Sep 2020 09:17 am said..

JP probably one of the better paid?
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DieTrying 06 Sep 2020 09:30 am said..

tigerchef wrote:I would presume they are under fixed term contracts and it wasn't renewed.


If that was the case it wouldn't have been reported as being made redundant.
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Gloucester Mute 06 Sep 2020 09:55 am said..

I would assume - always dangerous - that when laying-off 25% of your staff across the board that 1) every step would be taken to do it right 2) that JP would know his rights 3) that we simply are totally unaware of the job structures/rankings etc; in the RFU professional match officials set-up 4) JP might have taken voluntary redundancy based on his age, the redundancy package offered and his future in the role.

We just don't know. I am sure he will be very interested in all the suggestions of potential actions he can take though !! ;)

Note the list of officials is a Premiership Rugby list - not the official RFU PGMOT structure who JP was actually full-time employed by.

Ironic that a chap who was regularly unfairly slated on SW is now being protected by the self-same critics !!
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tigerchef 06 Sep 2020 10:08 am said..

DieTrying wrote:
tigerchef wrote:I would presume they are under fixed term contracts and it wasn't renewed.


If that was the case it wouldn't have been reported as being made redundant.


So how come we don't have 67 year old Premiership Referee's? Surely if they were full-time employees, then they could just keep on going.
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DieTrying 06 Sep 2020 11:29 am said..

If that was the case it wouldn't have been reported as being made redundant.[/quote]

So how come we don't have 67 year old Premiership Referee's? Surely if they were full-time employees, then they could just keep on going.[/quote]

Probably due to the fitness test requirements , as there is no age limit.
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MarcusRann 06 Sep 2020 13:23 pm said..

To quote Dr Henry Walton Jones, it's not the years honey, it's the mileage.
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Still Realistic 14 Sep 2020 21:15 pm said..

Bump! ;)
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