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Changing an employee's role and responsibilities
See advice on changing a staff member's role and responsibilities, including what to do if they don't want to change.
You can change staff roles, but you’ll need to consult them first
Before you change a staff member’s role or responsibilities, you need to:
- Check their current contract to see if this is allowed
- Consult with the staff member to make sure they understand the changes, and that they’re okay with them
An employee's contract may be varied if:
- There is a clause in it that allows the employer to do so
- The employee agrees to the change; or
- The employer ends the employee's current contract and then re-engages them under a new contract
Acas explains this in its guidance on changing an employment contract.
You might not always need to change the contract. For example, if a teacher's contract says
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