My Boss Cut Me Back To Part Time

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being cut to part time:

I have been in my job for 12 months. For the last 3 months I have been full time, on salary($40,000). Yesterday morning my boss called me into his office and told me he is making me casual (part time) again. I work night shift in a hotel. The reason for him doing this was that no one will ever cover my shift for my RDO’s or sick days, so he is getting rid of the shift altogether. Can he do this?

My boss refused to provide me with a copy of my contract for the time I was full time. I and my partner have just had our first born and he knows this but he said “Tough.” I cant support my family because of what he has done. I really need some help in finding out if he can do this. If the other staff won’t do their jobs, why do I get punished for it? Please give me some advice. I spoke with my union and they said that there isn’t much they can do cause my hotel doesn’t employ more than 100 staff. I need my full-time employment back to provide for my family.

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