I started my current contract 1.5 yrs ago, on three days a week. Due to increased workload, I was asked to change my working days to five, i.e full time. I had a mutual agreement my line manager that I will work from home 1 day a week and 2 days a week in the school holidays as I have two young kids. So far there has been no problem with arrangement .
Last week in the meeting, I was told by department manager who has come back from the maternity leave after 13 months, that I can not have one extra day from home in the school holidays because its not in my contract as I did not fill flexible working form, when half term is just 2 weeks away. I have been suggested to take annual leave or work without pay. My line manager is also not happy with department manager's decision on overruling on her arrangement with me but she reports to department manager.
I am really stressed as it will add more stress to out finacial status ....
Do I have any right here ? Any help or clerification would be really helpful.
Its been a year, I work one day a week in term time and 2 days in school holidays. Yes, my childcare is in place when I work from home, I only do pickups and drop which I make makeup doing extra 1/2 hrs.
Ok if you've been doing that work pattern for a year your argument is that those are now your established terms and conditions, and if your employer want to change your terms and conditions they require your consent. It doesn't have to be written in a contract to be contractual.
Not a specific law and I haven't got time to try and find you a reputable link now, but have a google of 'implied contract terms' and 'custom and practice'. Anything you find on ACAS, or gov.uk or CAB or similar would be a good start.