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    I had a part time job that was only supposed to be 10 hours a week whilst I was at college. They asked me to do over 40 hours which was quite hard with college work going on at the same time and exams just around the corner. What is the best way to get your hours reduced? I asked the manager and he wouldn’t budge.



    That sounds quite illegal to me!? If 10 hours was the figure in your contract surely there’s no way they could force you to work more?



    I’m pretty sure an employer cannot force you to work outside your contractual hours – they can ask nicely and you can accept but this should not be insisted upon unless they are willing to draw you up a new contract. If an employer is trying to get you to work over 48 hours a week then this is illegal in the majority of cases. Considering this was a part-time position you had taken on, the employer was being very unrealistic and unfair!

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