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What’s the law on Sunday working and religious beliefs? I’ve worked for a company for 14 years as an HGV driver, and have been forced to sign a new contract which means we have to work weekends and bank holidays. I objected but didn’t want to be sacked.

Shop workers and betting workers can opt out of working on Sundays if they give the required notice. But as a driver you will have to work on Sundays if your contract says so. You shouldn’t have signed it if it’s against your religious beliefs to work on a Sunday. After working for the company for 14 years you would have been entitled to compensation if you were to be sacked for refusing to sign a new contract.

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