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How long have you worked there for?
Thank you. Whilst you can argue that the employer has reached a formal agreement with you over this and that they should honour it, if they fail to do so and expect you to do the full 5 weeks, you will find it difficult to challenge them legally. This is mainly down to your length of service, which is less than 2 years. This means you have no unfair dismissal protection and you can be dismissed for more or less any reason. Therefore, whilst you can say no to the employer and refuse to do the extra week, if you do so they can quite easily and legally dismiss you because of it. It is not fair morally, bit legally they can do it. Therefore consider whether you want to risk this or just do one more week of extra hours.
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