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Old company acquired - contract

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Mishy1234 Tue 06-Sep-11 14:42:44

I am due to return to work in a few weeks and while I was on maternity leave the company was bought over. I had returned part-time after my first child under a temporary change to my contract, which continued until I went on mat leave for the second time a year later. Whilst on my second mat leave it was agreed that I would return part-time on a permanent basis (apparently as I had been working for a certain period part-time, they had to honour these hours).

After this agreement was made (I have emails detailing this too), the HR person said she would draft me a new contract. Following this she went on long term sick leave, returned for a while and then went back on sick leave again. In the meantime, the company was acquired.

Do I have a problem since I don't have a paper contract detailing my part-time hours? Does the new company have to honour the agreement? They haven't said they won't, but I want to be prepared in case there are any issues.

SarahBumBarer Tue 06-Sep-11 15:44:43

Hi Mishy - it might be worth posting in employment issues. There are some helpful employment lawyers over there but I don't necessarily see them around on the general legal board.

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