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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
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Many thanks for your patience. Under contract, your job role is that of PR & Marketing Officer. So this is what you would be primarily required to do. However, under Clause 3.3.2 and 3.3.3, the employer could ask you, from time to tie, to undertake additional duties as necessary. So they could potentially ask you to do the duties you mentioned, although this should not be a permanent change, but just a temporary one, as and when required.
They could also say that you should not be communicating with your HQ abroad – there is no legal right to do so and they could potentially introduce such a requirement – it is not illegal for them to do so.
Any issues should be dealt with through a formal grievance procedure, where you raise a grievance with the employer. After that, your rights only apply if you are terminated or resign, that is when you can potentially make a claim against them, either for being unfairly dismissed or for having been pushed out of your job.
Does this answer your query?
It is legal to do that – they have the legal right to decline your requests for holiday, no matter when it is. All they have to do is give you the required notice by law and that is at least as long as the holiday you want to take. So as an example, if you wanted to take 3 days holiday, they can tell you at least 3 days before it is due to start that they reject the request and that is legal. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
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Nothing specific in law to be honest, it should be ‘reasonable’, but that is open to interpretation. Usually a few days is considered enough