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can my employer ask me to work on a saturday and take the time off in lieu when i was employed to work one saturday in four with paid overtime
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Solicitor: michael holly, Solicitor replied 6 years ago
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The employer can do this. Firstly there is often a clause in employment contracts which says that the employer can change the working hours if the employer thinks it necessary. In any event even without that common clause the employer can do this as there is a degree of flexibility in the contract.

However the employer should try to give reasonable notice and it should be done only when there is a real need not just because the employer feels like it

I hope this clarifies the position , kindly click accept so that I get credit for my answer

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
does this mean that the employee has no rights in the employment law what so ever, can they dismiss me if i refuse to work the saturdays without pay?
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