Should my contract of employment stipulate what days I should work?

The written statement of particulars of employment, which should be given to employees within two months of starting work, should include "details of terms and conditions of employment relating to hours of work and normal working hours."

In order to avoid confusion, normal hours should be specified, including the normal working days. If your employer wants to be able to require you to work on other days, this needs to be stated in the contract. The policy on overtime should also be made clear.

There are special arrangements for Sunday working.

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