I am currently on a 0 hour contract and my employer asked me to work day shifts so I have Monday-Friday school hours due to childcare. Now, however, they have put me on rota for one in four Sundays, but my verbal agreement was that I didn’t have to work weekends. Can I get round this at all? It’s so unfair.
When it comes to employment contracts, the contract is the agreement that is in place – not the piece of paper it is written on! All terms & conditions should be confirmed in writing, but lack of written confirmation doesn’t negate the contract. It does, however, make it very difficult to prove an agreed arrangement in the event of a dispute. So if you had a verbal agreement not to work weekends, then this does form part of the terms & conditions of your employment contract – but you may have a tough time enforcing this with no proof!