Can I refuse to do something at work?
As long as the refusal is reasonable and is made in good faith, employers cannot discriminate against workers who refuse the task, according to the Communications Workers of America. The employee should communicate concerns to the supervisor assigning the task, offer to perform safer tasks and wait for a response.
Can my boss gave my job to someone else?
Employment lawyer’s answer: It is legally acceptable for your employer to share out the duties of an employee to other employees within the business. They are at liberty to reorganise their existing workload in this way even though your job itself is not being made redundant exactly.
Can my employer force me to change shifts?
The alteration of your shifts to your detriment is adverse action. Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) an employer is prohibited from taking adverse action against an employee because an employee has exercised a workplace right.
Can your work change your hours without notice?
An employer may be able to change an employee’s full-time employment to part-time or casual employment without agreement from the employee. Important factors to consider are: Does the employment contract, registered agreement or award let the employer change the employee’s work hours without the employee agreeing?
Can my manager reduce my hours?
The JobKeeper rules allow employers to reduce hours of their employees under certain circumstances. “Employers can direct employees to work fewer hours [under JobKeeper rules] if they cannot be usefully employed for their normal hours,” says Zana Bytheway, executive director at employment legal rights service JobWatch.
Is flexible working a legal right?
The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) provides employees in the national workplace relations system with a legal right to request flexible working arrangements. To be eligible you must have worked for your employer for at least 12 months on a full-time or part-time basis.
Can a company change my hours?
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 there is no such clause, your employer will be at risk of breaching the employment contract.
Can my employer cut my hours and give them to someone else?
Assuming that you are an employee then your existing contract of employment can only be varied with the agreement of both parties. If your employer is proposing to change your contractual terms then they should fully consult with you and explain and discuss the reasons for the change.
What to do when your job cuts your hours?
What to Do If Your Employer Cuts Your HoursBe Flexible. The most important thing you can do to show your boss you want more hours is to be available to take them. Be Better Than Your Coworkers. Employers often cut everybody’s hours in lieu of laying off a small number of employees. Be Persistent. Never assume that your boss knows you want more hours. Be Creative.
Can an employer change you from fulltime to part time?
Changing employees’ terms and conditions is unlawful in common law if you do not have the agreement of the employees involved to make that change. This would be a unilateral change and would constitute a breach of contract.