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How often does the employee use the vehicle for his work or to travel to head office?
Less than twice in three months everything else is detailed as private mileage on his monthly mileage declaration ..
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That's great - Thank you
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Many thanks for your patience. Generally, there are a few ways in which an employer may try and make changes to an employee’s contract of employment. These are by:
· Receiving the employee’s express consent to the changes.
· Forcefully introducing the changes (called 'unilateral change of contract').
· Giving the employee notice to terminate their current contract and then offer them immediate re-engagement under a new contract that contains the new terms.
So if possible try to negotiate with him first – have a meeting and propose the changes, highlighting why they are required and asking for their consent. If they do not agree then you could consider forcing them through due to business needs and on the argument that the changes in his duties no longer justify a company car and there would be a sound business reason for taking that away as the whole purpose of it was to allow him to travel for work, which he no longer does.
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