Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for?
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Can I also just check what are you ideally hoping to achieve in the circumstances, please?
Thank you. In the circumstances the sooner you act the better. You would want to oppose the policy they have introduced and challenge them over doing something which is not in your contract and basically forcing it on you without any other options. The main issue is that doing so may mean that your employer has no choice but to look at permanent reduction in hours or even redundancy. The longer you leave this unchallenged the more likely it is that it will be considered you have accepted it and it will become more and more difficult to challenge it.
Another option, if you do not want to continue working there, is to leave soon so that any liabilities are kept to a minimum. You would have to repay these hours back from your wages but at least you are putting a stop it to it before they increase further and further.
AT any point you also have the right to raise a formal grievance about it so do not hesitate to use that option wich is your legal right
Does this answer your query?
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