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  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,984 Forumite
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    Ybe said:
    So if you decide to opt in, could the employer find ways to manage you out of the organisation as an unfavourable employee? 
    Theoretically yes.
    But if you’ve got under two years service they don’t need to find ways to manage you out. They can just let you go anyway unless there’s some sort of protected characteristic.

    But if like me it’s in the contract for no obvious reason and they don’t want people working that many hours a week it’s not an issue. So you need to look at your specific employer and what the average working week is for the  people already there.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • sultan123
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    my employer contract says ''you agree that 48 hour limit on weekly working shall not apply to your employment with the company''. 

    If a second job is taken with a 2nd employer as a side job, does that also mean the you have already opted out of the 48 hour working week based on the main employer wording
  • GrumpyDil
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    sultan123 said:
    If a second job is taken with a 2nd employer as a side job, does that also mean the you have already opted out of the 48 hour working week based on the main employer wording
    No as you will have a new contract with the second employer
  • Ybe
    Ybe Posts: 293 Forumite
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    elsien said:
    Ybe said:
    So if you decide to opt in, could the employer find ways to manage you out of the organisation as an unfavourable employee? 
    Theoretically yes.
    But if you’ve got under two years service they don’t need to find ways to manage you out. They can just let you go anyway unless there’s some sort of protected characteristic.

    But if like me it’s in the contract for no obvious reason and they don’t want people working that many hours a week it’s not an issue. So you need to look at your specific employer and what the average working week is for the  people already there.
    So in other words, it’s more about the culture within the organisation than the contract wording. 
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