If one LA gives me discretionary points, can a new employer take them away? I qualified recently and my first LA gave me two discretionary points. I got a new contract with a new employer a month ago, but they are now saying that they may not pay me the discretionary points awarded by my previous employer. Can they do that? I think if they were not willing to keep me on the same points they should have said that at interview. Also, the teachers' pay and conditions implies that discretionary points awarded for previous experience are permanent even when moving to a new post (paragraph 18.3.1). Advice gratefully appreciated.