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Employer wants to change my hours. Help!!

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WalfordEast Sat 17-Oct-15 19:57:02

I took a part time job 8 weeks ago working 3 days a week, which fits in with me running my own business.

Boss came to me today and told me they want to change 2 of my days, and from day to night shifts. Id told her id go home and think about it- but I just cant do it.

Can they fire me?

Babyroobs Sat 17-Oct-15 19:59:43

I guess it depends what your contract says.

MsJamieFraser Sat 17-Oct-15 20:01:32

The easily explanation is Yes, they can fire you for any reason, as you have under 2 years service with them, most companies don't even have to give you are reason either.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 17-Oct-15 20:02:27

Yes, they can.

Collaborate Sat 17-Oct-15 20:05:14

They can do what they want. As you've been there for less than 2 years you have no recourse through employment legislation.

You can say no.I'm not sure I'd fancy working for people who thought they could do things like this.

Lurkedforever1 Sat 17-Oct-15 20:11:29

Depends what your contract says.

lorelei9 Sat 17-Oct-15 20:28:54

my understanding is your contract won't matter - with under 2 years' service, they can do what they like?

ilovesooty Sat 17-Oct-15 20:31:30

Yes as others have said with under two years ' service they can just let you go.

Lilaclily Sat 17-Oct-15 20:45:53

Gosh op so sorry to hear this

Do you think they're trying to get rid of you by telling you to to nights when they know you won't want to ?
Are they in financial trouble or have you any reason to think they want to let you go ?

Lurkedforever1 Sat 17-Oct-15 21:16:13

Yes but if ops contract clearly demonstrates changing the shifts/ days breaks it, you can threaten them with legal action for breach of contract.

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