Fundamental breach of contract

Definition: 

You are only likely to win a court case against your employer for breach of contract if the courts believe the change is fundamental. This is hard to define, but a minor change in the way you work that clearly suits your employer's business needs will not be judged to be fundamental. Something that causes you real detriment, such as a cut in your pay or working hours, or a raised retirement age will probably be considered fundamental.

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