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Please explain what exactly has been changed since you accepted the offer of this new employment? and when exactly did you start?
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Many thanks for your patience. I am pleased to be able to continue helping with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the situation you have found yourself in.
Changing a contract like this will likely amount to a breach of contract by the employer because they are going back on what was officially promised to you and what you relied on to take the job.
If you were to reject the new contract and they then force through the changes without notice, you can accuse them of breach of contract and potentially pursue them for the difference.
However, there are ways for them to legally introduce the changes without you being able to challenge them. One is if they gave you notice to terminate the original contract and paid you the original salary for the notice period. After that, the contract is officially terminated and they can give you a new contract which you either accept or you reject and your employment terminates.
So if they are going to change it, then at least ensure that they give you whatever notice is required under the contract to terminate it and that they also honour the original salary for as long as you are employed on that contract.
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