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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. I will just check your last question to familiarise myself with your situation, won't be long
ok thanks, ***** ***** clarify - you have usually worked for 3 days a week, but how many are you working now?
I am still working three days per week _ total 15.5 hours
ok so he is only contemplating closing for one day and this will take you down to 2 days a week if it goes through?
That right, unless he requests I work another day in lieu
He can try and reduce your hours if needed but technically that would amount to a breach of contract without your consent. Even if you do not have a written contract in place, one would be implied and the likelihood is that you would be contracted to work 3 days a week for 15.5 hours, so reducing that would go against your contractual terms. If he does that and you are not accepting it you could state that you are 'working under protest', which means you disagree with it but feel forced to work it as you have no other option. Your redundancy rights will remain unaffected. Even if you did get a second job alongside this one, your redundancy will not be affected - you will still have a contract with the current employer and if you eventually get made redundant by him, you will still be entitled to redundancy as usual, regardless of whether you have another job on the side - as long as you remain employed by him and do not resign, then you will be covered under redundancy laws in the event he makes you redundant.
At the moment, he is likely to say, " if you dont like it you can look elsewhere for employ" notwithstanding over 13 years faithful service,
Do I understand, that should this happen, my redundancy rights still remain against him, on the basis of three days a week,
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Hi, sorry got called away for a few minutes. You are correct that your redundancy rights will remain unchanged, based on the 3 days per week, as long as you do not accept the reduction (i.e. state that you reject it and are working under protest - in writing) and considering you do not actually resign. Obviously if you find yourself in a position where he is not giving you the hours and refusing to make you redundant, then you can eventually resign and make a claim for constructive dismissal, the compensation for which would also include a redundancy payment you should have received
I understand - thanks again for your expert and detailed responses.
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