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Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:30 pm

What rights do employers have to reduce an employee's contracted hours without consultation?
I trust they cannot simply send out a new contract and expect them to agree to it.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby atticus » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:34 pm

The ultimate means is to give employees a choice between the new terms and redundancy.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:04 pm

atticus wrote:The ultimate means is to give employees a choice between the new terms and redundancy.

To do that, they would have to make the post redundant; a few hours less per week does not eliminate the post.
The employee suspects the reduction is to drop the hours below the level where they are entitled to sick pay, but I think they've made a mistake about those regulations.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby atticus » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:10 pm

I described the means by which it is done. The redundancy is in no longer having a need for employees engaged on the particular terms.

As previously discussed - viewtopic.php?f=18&t=248
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:20 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby dls » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:48 pm

It can also depend upon the contract terms and the history.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:56 pm

dls wrote:It can also depend upon the contract terms and the history.

Six years of employment, but I have no clue about the terms.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby atticus » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:15 pm

or the history?

I was looking for another topic, which I remember contained an interesting contribution by Millbrook. Maybe it was before the Big Crash of 2012.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:22 pm

Are six years of employment not a history? He's been off sick for a while, hence the suspicion about the sick pay entitlement.
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Re: Reduction in contracted hours.

Postby atticus » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:20 pm

A small part of the history, at best.
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