Is there ever a safe way to force through a change in a contract?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 May 2014
Arthur Cox
Arthur Cox
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An employee’s terms of employment are bound to change during the course of their employment, for example, annual pay increases and promotion of employees. These changes often happen by mutual consent and are unlikely to cause any legal or practical problems for employers.

However, other changes such as a change from full-time to part-time hours may prove more difficult.

The safest method of introducing a change in a contract is through consultation and agreement. Changes should be discussed with staff in a thorough and detailed way and everything should be documented in writing as far as possible.

If the changes do not have to be implemented all at one time it may be prudent to make changes

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