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How long has your partner worked there for? Also, do you know whether there is anything in his contract that would allow the employer to change this? Thank you
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Many thanks for your patience. There is no automatic right under law to have weekends off. A weekend day is no different than any other day of the week from a legal perspective and gets no preferential treatment in terms of having it as a day off. Under law workers are entitled to minimum rest times and rest days, but nothing that specifies that they must include weekends. So from a legal perspective there is nothing wrong with having a requirement to always work weekends.
The other rights would be from a contractual perspective, for example if he had a contract detailing his hours previously and this has now been changed to the current arrangement. In that case it could amount to a breach of contract, depending on what happened and how the changes were introduced. But for this to apply he must have had a specific contract with defined working days which have now been amended as a result of these changes coming through.
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