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The Complainant was employed by the Respondent for just under 29 years. The Respondent operates a hotel/guesthouse and conference centre. The Complainant had no written contract of employment but held the most senior position – Manager/General Manager before the Respondent hired a CEO and carried out a restructure. The Complainant’s responsibilities were transferred to the new role of Hospitality Manager which reported directly to the CEO and a further layer of management was introduced who all reported to the Hospitality Manager. The Complainant was offered the demoted role of Revenue Manager and to report to the Hospitality Manager. Her salary was not going to be altered but her responsibility was diminished. She was presented with a new written contract but refused to sign it. The Complainant was subjected to further isolation in the new demoted role which had a serious impact on her health and mental wellbeing with the result that she went out on certified sick leave on 3 January 2018 and ultimately resigned her position on 18 May 2018.