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Just been told i can't be in my role?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Mattymoo, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Mattymoo

    Mattymoo New Member

    So i have 2 roles at a company i have been working for for nearly 2 years. One of the roles is as a performer and i get paid per show i do with no guarantee of how many i will get a week (average is around 9) i was also offered a role as a designate duty manager which i did alongside when not performing usually between 1 and 2 8 hour shifts a week. I have always accepted that as a freelancer there is no guarantee of any hours. I have a contract for the performance role which is a rolling 6 month contract but never had anything for the duty manager role. I do have emails and invoices for everything. A few months ago the company employed a new managing director and general manager and yesterday i was told that unless i take a zero hour's contract i cant be a duty manager, a long story short i am currently going through buying a house and to go onto a zero hour contract will affect my mortgage so i had to decline. Therefore I have suddenly lost half my monthly earnings as they are saying as of now i cannot be a duty manager. Is there anything i can dispute with them? They are saying i should never have been allowed to do the role in the first place but I feel that its not my fault they gave me the role which i have done for nearly 2 years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Laura@FreelanceUK likes this.
  2. Laura@FreelanceUK

    Laura@FreelanceUK Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Mattymoo,

    It may be worth considering getting professional legal help with this problem.
  3. Noor2018

    Noor2018 New Member

    It seems like the company are trying to cover their own tracks by saying that you should never have been given the role. However, if you do take legal action against them it may affect your status as a freelancer. You may be considered an employee rather than a freelancer.

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