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Is there any other reason for the difference in pay?
Hi there sorry this was actually autocorrect which managed to change the last word, my original question was whether there are any other reasons for the difference in days, not pay. Sorry for any confusion
Thank you. Sadly what the employer is doing is not illegal in any way. For example it is entirely possible to have someone doing 3 days a week and be paid £30k, and to have someone doing the exact same job, 7 days a week and still be paid only £30k. So on this analogy your situation would also be allowable and not against any laws. There is no automatic right to have the same terms of employment and be paid the same or have the same number of days off, even if you did identical jobs. This difference may be due to the others being offered different contracts when they started but the employer is able to offer any terms they want at any point, and not have to apply them to everyone who works in the same role. The only times it would potentially be unlawful is if the reason for the difference was discriminatory, such as due to gender, race, religion, age, etc. So if all female employees were on detrimental terms because of the fact they were female, that would be illegal, but assuming none of these discriminatory reasons apply, what the employer has done is not unlawful - maybe there is a moral argument but that is just that - moral, and not legally subject to challenge.
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