I work for a large NHS organistion. We have just gone through a relocatation consulation exercise as there is to be a move to another building in London for some colleagues and Sussex for other colleagues.

A collegue has been told he is to move to Sussex. He is not happy with this. He says as his contract says London this is where he should stay. He has London weighting protection plus excess travel protection for several years, yet says he will lose financially as he will no longer be able to have increments in this period of time.

He also says that for him the period of consultation was mishandled as he asked his line manager where his base was going to be and she replied still in London (via email). However she meant his work base not his contract base which does have to change.

He is making noises about this being a redundancy situation, I don’t think it is as our managing director says that although the formal base has to change, his place of work can be in London still for much of the week.

Has this worker got a good case or should we just insist he sign a new contract with a new work base?