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Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
How long have you worked there for? Please note this is not always an instant service and I may not be able to reply immediately. However, rest assured that I am dealing with your question and will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks
Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. In general, that will amount to a change to your contract of employment. Changes can be introduced from time to time, especially if the business needs require it. Your rights will largely depend on your length of service in these circumstances because that will determine whether you can make a claim against them. A breach of contract claim like this one, can usually only be pursued in one of two ways – if you are dismissed in the process (even if it means your original contract being terminated and you being issued with anew one, incorporating the changes); or if you are forced to resign because of the changes.
In either case, you need 2 years service to be able to take it further, which means in your case the employer can introduce the changes without you being able to challenge them legally in any way. You can still complain about it internally, by raising a grievance, but that would be as far as you can take it.
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They certainly can, they could have changed it on your first day if they really wanted to. The problem is that if they change it, you cannot legally challenge them because you need 2 years service to pursue the only claim which would have been available to you in the circumstances
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