My friend has been working for his employer since January this year. When he started, his contract stated his hours of work would be 35 per week (9-5).
The MD of the company has now asked him to change his hours to 8.30 – 5 to reflect the hours that my friends staff have to do.
My friend is a bit miffed as he reguarly works through his lunch and works after hours, including travel abroad and entertaining clients in his own time. His MD has stated there will be no change in salary to reflect change of hours. This has also had an impact externally as it means greater childcare costs.
My feeling is that if his contract states 35 hours or 9-5, then that is what he is entitled to work. Nowhere does it state that the compant can change his hours.
Any advice for him??
Lisa Hodge