To outline - am 26 wks preg. I work parttime 2 days pw and 2 sats per mth for a comp healthcare place. They've just written asking me to reduce my hours to 1 day pw and 1 sat due to the decline in sales and the need to cover my maternity leave.
ACAS say they cannot do this & if I refuse I culd have a claim for constructive dismissal.
Obviously that's a scary idea, firstly because if they give me 4 wks notice to change my contract & I refuse, I will be out of a job. So what happens at that point ? Thats my worry !
Obvsiouly I'm about to have a negotiatory meeting with them on wednesday. But a bit worried about the whole possibel unknown in 4 weeks time hanging over my head ! Particularly in view of us being up to our ears in college debt & DC2 due Sept
Not as far as I'm aware. This time around I've been there for 1.5 years, as I had worked there previously but resigned while on maternity leave due to the stress and pressure I was under to go back early.
I do totally see where they are coming from, as a small business its a very difficult position to be in. The others haven't been asked to do this, its just me as far as Im aware ! But there is only 4 staff members ...