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I work in retail. The business operates on a 7 days a week
I work in retail. The business operates on a 7 days a week basis with colleagues working early and late shifts. One of my colleagues (13 years with the company) has, for the last 8 years not worked at… read more
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In a 37.5 hour day how much lunch break should I have? I dont
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My partner worked 3 nights a week 9 hours shifts for a Shell
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Hi please can some one answer this one. What is the law
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Hi, my daughter aged 20 years, works for a well- known Bookmakers.
Hi, my daughter aged 20 years, works for a well- known Bookmakers. I am concerned about the following and would be so grateful if you could help with some answers. · She often works alone in a shop wi… read more
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hi i am currently 4.5months preg and i work 4-6 hour shifts
hi i am currently 4.5months preg and i work 4-6 hour shifts on my feet at work, on 4 hour shift i am told no break and i get 15 mins on 6 hr. I have a bad back, constant need for a wee and I need to e… read more
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I signed a contract in November 2009 which stated that I work
I signed a contract in November 2009 which stated that I work 22 1/2 hours a week working a shift pattern of 2 weeks 8:30 - 13:00 and then 2 weeks 13:00 - 17:30, the position included covering the oth… read more
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Hello i have an issue i hope you can help.I along with about
Hello i have an issue i hope you can help.I along with about 50 men work for a large company at a large UK airport.We work in a building airside ,to get to and from work we have to take 2 staff buses … read more
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My partner is currently being taken to a disciplinary for a
My partner is currently being taken to a disciplinary for a facebook post. He is Chinese and was investigated for the post, his colleague and facebook friend, who is Polish, was investigated for not r… read more
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Good morning Sir I am a nurse working at HMP Hull and our
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Good evening, I have a girl she work for me 10 to 7 pm five
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i work nights my old rota was 4 on 2 off 4 on 1 off 3 on 2
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My girlfriend works in a care home and was recently suspended
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i am working in the hospital and doing a frequent night duty
i am working in the hospital and doing a frequent night duty (covering anyday)& sort of set days due to child care issues.however,when the new manager came to our ward it appears that she doesn't like… read more
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