HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1082W
12. Mr. Savidge

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on employment protection for shopworkers. [66379]

Alan Johnson

In general, protection applies to shopworkers as it does to workers in other sectors of the labour market. For example, if any employer tries to change an employee's terms and conditions of contract without their consent, or dismisses the employee for no good reason, the employee may be able to make a claim. For historical reasons, there is specific additional protection for shopworkers in England and Wales who do not wish to work on Sundays.

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