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Hi I am in the process of trying to sort out part time work

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I am in the process of trying to sort out part time work following maternity leave. They ha e said that this isn't possible as a hand over couldn't be carried out on the Friday fr which I have said that I will come in for one hour every friday unpaid to do the handover. I am happy to do this but they are saying they are unsure whether this is legal. Is it? Or are they just using this as an excuse not i give me the hours I want!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  taratill replied 4 years ago.

taratill : Hello and welcome to Just Answer, are you asking if it legal for them to require you to work an hour unpaid in a Friday?
JACUSTOMER-d97dw1af- : No they are saying it might not be legal to work the hour unpaid! I want to do it in order to make it possible to work the part time hours I want.
taratill :

Hi are you paid more than the minimum wage?

JACUSTOMER-d97dw1af- : Yes
taratill :

Hi there is no law that would prevent them from allowing you to do so. The only possibility would be that if as a result of you working an additional unpaid hour you were receiving less than the minimum wage in respect of all of the hours you work. This sounds like an excuse to me. You should raise a grievance about it.

taratill :

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Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 years ago.

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