Can my employer make me change my hours of work?
There is an option that would allow your employer to change your hours without your agreement. If your employer can establish a sound business reason for the proposed change in working hours, then they would need to fully consult with you about this change.
Can a employer change the shift pattern of an employee?
If the contract set out the minimum number of hours that the employee is required to work only, as is often the case in shift workers’ contracts, generally employers can change shift patterns, provided that the employee is still being asked to work their contracted number of hours.
When does an employer ask you to change your hours?
The law when an employer asks you to change your hours or place of work. Sometimes employers want their employees to change their hours or other working arrangements, for example, they no longer want an employee to work from home, or want them to work at a different office or factory.
What should I do if my employer changes my place of work?
If a genuine change in the nature of your employer’s business means there is less of a need for employees to do the type of work you do in the place of work where you do it, you should normally be offered redundancy. If your employer changes your place of work and the contract doesn’t allow this, you may be made redundant.
How much notice do you have to give your employer to cancel a shift?
There is no law simply defining reasonable. However your contract may state this. In most cases, a minimum of 12 hours notice would be expected as reasonable notice to cancel a shift. It may be reasonable to have more notice of a requirement to work (rather than not work).
Can a company change an employee’s shift time?
A change to an employee’s shift time might require work at a different time of day or lead to a reduction of work hours. In addition, an employee might oppose changes to his shift because of the disruption to his schedule and personal time. State law sets labor protections for workers and imposes requirements for employers.
What are the laws about changing your shift?
In addition, an employee might oppose changes to his shift because of the disruption to his schedule and personal time. State law sets labor protections for workers and imposes requirements for employers.
What to include in a shift change request?
The employee may also need to enclose recent evaluations of their work, any letters of support and awards or recognition that they have won. These support documents will help prove to the employer that the employee who is making a request is beneficial to the business and worth helping.
Can a unionized employee oppose a shift change?
Unionized employees who oppose a potential change in shift time may have labor rights through their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). A union negotiates a CBA to establish the terms of members’ employment; these terms often include provisions regarding shifts.