What happens if you do not tell your employer you are changing your contract?

What happens if you do not tell your employer you are changing your contract?

If you do not tell your employer your objections and start to work under the new terms and conditions, they could see this as you accepting the change. If you feel your employer has broken the terms and conditions of your employment contract or dismissed you unfairly, you might be able to make a legal claim.

What happens if I refuse to take a pay cut?

If your employer has a downturn in business or there is less work for you to do, your employer might ask you to take a pay cut or to work fewer hours. You should consider this request very carefully. A drop in business activity may mean that, if you do not accept a reduction in your working hours or pay, you may lose your job due to redundancy.

What should I do if my employer refuses to pay my bonus?

If you have been dismissed without being paid the bonus or commission you think you are entitled to, you should take legal advice. It may well be possible to negotiate a settlement agreement with the employer, where they agree to pay you some or all of the amount you expect. Have a question or need some help? Call us today on 08082747557

What to do if you do not agree to changes at work?

It’s important you make it clear to your employer you are working under protest (usually in writing on a routine basis, for example every time you get paid). If you do not tell your employer your objections and start to work under the new terms and conditions, they could see this as you accepting the change.

What happens if an employee refuses to accept changes?

Where an employer follows the correct process, an employee’s refusal to accept changes can result in just cause for dismissal. If done incorrectly, changes made by an employer can lead to a finding of constructive dismissal, and significant liability for the employer.

Can a employer fire you for refusing to change terms of employment?

Employees should be aware that employers may be able to change fundamental terms of their employment if they provide sufficient notice. Where an employer follows the correct process, an employee’s refusal to accept changes can result in just cause for dismissal.

What happens if an employer refuses to pay back pay?

Back pay is the difference between what an employee is entitled to and what he was actually paid. If an employer is ordered to pay an employee back pay to settle a wage dispute, then the employee has the right to file a private suit for back wages, liquidated damages, court costs and legal fees.

Can a low wage employee refuse a pay raise?

Another reason an employee may refuse a pay increase is to remain eligible for certain government subsidies, such as housing assistance or child care vouchers, Nolan said. Many low-wage earners rely on government benefits to make ends meet.