Facing reduction in working hours but employer stopping me working elsewhere

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LOVELYDOVEY05 Thu 26-Apr-18 12:45:19

Traditionally because we work for a LA we are unable to work elsewhere due to there being a conflict in interest. Now with reduced hours they are being just as restrictive. Can they do this? Surely it is unreasonable ? It means that people may actually have to find work in a different field to fill in the other days

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flowery Thu 26-Apr-18 13:23:11

"because we work for a LA we are unable to work elsewhere due to there being a conflict in interest."

Well that doesn't sound right for a start! How can any and every other job automatically be a conflict of interests?! So if someone works 4 hours a week as a cleaner for the LA, they are not allowed to do any work for anyone else for the other 36 working hours? That would not be a reasonable, enforceable restriction.

What does the restriction clause in your contract actually say?

Aw12345 Thu 26-Apr-18 13:25:21

Sounds very unreasonable to me. How do they expect people to earn enough to live on if they're cutting your hours and preventing you working elsewhere?!

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