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04/04/2021

Can employer change your work location?

Can employer change your work location?

Yes, in some cases. Generally, unless an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement states otherwise, an employer may change an employee’s job duties, schedule or work location without the employee’s consent.

Can my employer change my shift pattern?

You must first check your written employment contract for an express term that allows your employer to alter your hours and time of work. If your employer has not engaged with you and ignored queries raised about your change of hours and roster it may be committing a breach of your employment agreement.

Can I refuse to change my contract?

A contract can generally only be amended according to its terms, or with the agreement of both parties. An employment contract is no different. You must be given notice of any proposed changes by your employer. This gives you chance to object to any changes.

Can my employer give me a new contract?

A contract of employment is a legal agreement between the employer and the employee. Its terms cannot lawfully be changed by the employer without agreement from the employee (either individually or through a recognised trade union).

Can I refuse to sign a contract of employment?

Answer: If an employee refuses to sign an employment contract until certain changes are made then a verbal contract will still exist between the employer and the employee while contractual negotiations are underway. The National Employment Standards apply to all employment arrangements whether or not it is in writing.

Can I refuse pay cut?

Usually, an employer needs the consent of each individual employee before a pay cut is imposed. It is unlikely an employee will agree to this in the absence of a legitimate reason, but they may be more willing to accept a reduction in pay if they know jobs are on the line.