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What reason have they provided for wanting to make this change and how long have you worked there for?
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Thanks for your patience. If the agency wanted to amend your existing contract, they can do so in one of two ways:
1. They can obtain your consent to the changes2. They can terminate the existing contract and then issue you with a new one, incorporating the changes.
Assuming you will not consent to the changes, we are looking at the second option as the most likely one. To do this legally, the agency must give you any required notice to terminate the contract. So if the contract allows for early termination by requiring them to give you, say, a week’s notice, they can do that and continue applying the current terms for that period, before issuing you with a new contract. If there is no clause allowing for early termination, then technically they cannot end it early and doing so will mean they have acted in breach of contract.
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