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Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Are you trying to claim sick pay?
No, I have only been sick once in 40 years of working!
I just want to know if the company can sign a document telling me I am entitled to sick pay, then six months later , telling me that this is not the case!
Is there a contractual notice period for termination of the whole agreement?
Not on the document in question
Generally, when a contract is agreed by two parties it would become legally binding so you can expect the employer to adhere to the terms within it. However, there will be a specific issue here that would mean your rights in this situation would not be as strong as one would generally expect. Until you have at least 2 years’ service with the employer you are not protected against unfair dismissal, which means the employer can terminate your employment for more or less any reason, with a few exceptions, none of which would apply here. So in practice, the employer can try and introduce the changes, you can refuse, and what they could do then is simply issue you notice of termination of the contract (in your case it would be a week), then either leave it at that and dismiss you, or re-employ you on a new contract, which incorporates the new terms.
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
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