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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.
Why has this gap been introduced? 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 today. Thanks
Many thanks for your patience. The main issue I see with this is your status as a zero hours worker. As you may be familiar with the concept, it means that you are not guaranteed any hours of work by your employer and they can give you as many or as few hours as they require. In other words, you have no guarantee to always receive the lessons which you have received to date or for the same duration. The employer can give you whatever number of lessons they require and also create gaps in between which affect how many lessons you can have. After all, you are not guaranteed any hours to start with and therefore a reduction in hours because of this is not breaching your legal or contractual rights. It would therefore have to be a case of negotiating with the employer over it to see if you can find an amicable solution.
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and I hope that it at least clarifies where you stand?