I started working for a law firm in June 2010. On my appointment the Partner who hired me emphasised that while the firm had a few branch offices, and that banking and Accounts were handled centrally, I was being employed by him, to work for and take instructions from him and to be answerable to him. If I had any work-related issues I should refer them to him.Two weeks ago, Accounts sent me a contract of employment to sign. There are a few clauses in the contract I wish to dispute - such as: 1. being required to move to another department or office, at the Employer's (employer being the firm) absolute discretion. 2. Main Duties: there are items in the list that I have never been requested to do3. The disciplinary procedure 4. Working hours5. Being required to work outside of normal hours as the Employer considers necessaryAt the end of my probation period (6months) I requested confirmation of my appointment/contract and was handed a letter merely confirming the end of my Probation and salary adjustment - from the Partner who interviewed and appointed me.Am I within my rights to refuse to sign the contract?
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