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My company approached me yesterday to say they want me to increase

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My company approached me yesterday to say they want me to increase my hours by working 2 X 4 hours Saturday mornings a month for no extra pay. They may. Consider awarding 1 extra day holiday. I currently work 49.5 Hours weekly and no Saturdays as per my contract. I have worked for the company 14 years. And am 56 years old. Where do I stand please ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 3 years ago.
My name is***** and I'm happy to help with your question today.Any change to your working hours amounts to a change of your employment contract. As such a change to your contract can only happen if both parties agree; in other words, the company cannot force this extra working hours on you without your agreement. If your employer decides unilaterally to change your working hours you can lodge a grievance and take legal action for breach of contact.
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