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How long have you worked there for?
Hello, sorry my laptop crashed earlier and have been unable to get online until now. Whilst these shifts may have been confirmed, as with any other working time, if you are unfit to work you will simply have to call in sick for these hours. The employer cannot force you to come into work at any time or work additional hours even if they were pre-agreed. They will have a duty under health and safety regulations to ensure your health and wellbeing and if this is going to be affected by you working this then they will be in breach of these regulations. They may potentially question why you can work the core hours but not the additional ones and you could try and explain to the, but if you want to ensure that the potential repercussions are minimal then you may wish to consider calling in sick for all hours on those days, or at least half. But in summary you cannot be forced to work these hours even if you had agreed to work them in advance.
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Yes what I said was just a suggestion to try and lessen any potential issues by them arguing that if you are well enough to work core hours then you should be able to work the overtime but the fact is if you are not well enough to work these extra hours you simply do not. Hope this clarifies?
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