Unfair treatment, discrimination or harassment at work
Hours, shifts and second jobs: Breaches of
Taking a personal grievance for breaches of rules around hours, shifts and second jobs
You can bring a personal grievance if your employer:
- has disadvantaged you by breaching the rule that any verbal agreement between you about your hours must be stated in your written employment agreement
- has disadvantaged you by breaching the rules around availability clauses and “zero-hour” contracts, or if they treated you unfairly because you exercised your right to turn down work when you didn’t have a valid availability clause in your agreement
- has disadvantaged you by breaching the rules around cancelling shifts
- has disadvantaged you by unreasonably preventing you from also working for other employers.
For information on your rights around work hours, see: “Hours, shifts and breaks”.
For information on your rights around working second jobs, see: “Starting work and negotiating an agreement”.