Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
So to clarify when was the last time you agreed to do this specific work?
on Tuesday evening
Hello are you still there
and what unreasonable demands are being made?
constantly changing her mind about what she wants and disputing the amount she has to pay for the work.I have discovered that this woman is thoroughly unpleasant
ok thanks let me get my response ready please
where is my answer
let me get my response ready please
Even in the absence of anything in writing there would be an implied contract in place, which would be legally binding on both parties. In its most basic state it would mean that you had agreed to undertake specific work for the other party and in turn they would have had to pay you. The more specific terms would be dictated by what was agreed between you, for example if you were employed to do any specific work you would only be expected to do that, rather than anything you are asked to. Just because you are being paid does not mean you can be expected to do anything that they require of you and there would be limits to this, mainly restricted to the tasks which you had agreed at the outset or over time and which you relied on to agree to take the job.
Therefore, if the employer has acted unreasonably by making you do work which was never part of the original agreement, you could argue that they have acted in breach of contract and they should either stick to what was actually agreed, or you would treat the whole contract as void. Similarly, if they have displayed unreasonable behaviour and you have lost the trust and confidence in the relationship, you could treat the contract as void as well.
As to the holiday, she would be expected to reduce her losses as much as possible and that would mean getting someone else to replace you. If she was initially the one in breach of contract, as explained above, then she cannot really pursue you for the losses from not being able to go away. After all it was her breach that terminated the contract and as such your subsequent reluctance to continue under its terms does not make you liable for such losses.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
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