Statutory notice in relation to sunday shop work

[Name and address of employee]


Dear [insert name of employee],

Statutory notice in relation to Sunday Shop work

You have become employed as a shop worker at [name of employer] and are or can be required under your contract of employment to do the Sunday work your contract provides for.

If you do not want to work in or about the shop on a Sunday, you may give notice (as described in the next paragraph) to your employer. You will then have the right not to work on a Sunday once three months have passed from the date on which you gave the notice.

Your notice must:
• Be in writing
• Be signed and dated by you
• Say that you object to Sunday working

For three months after you give the notice, your employer can still require you to do all the Sunday work your contract provides for. After the three month period has ended, you have the right to complain to an Employment Tribunal, if because of your refusal to work on Sundays on which your shop is open, your employer;
• Dismisses you; or
• Does something else detrimental to you, for example, failing to promote you

Once you have the rights described, you can surrender them only by giving your employer a further notice, signed and dated by you, saying that you wish to work on Sunday or that you do not object to Sunday working and then agreeing with your employer to work on Sundays or a particular Sunday.

Yours sincerely,


[insert name of employer’s representative]

For and on behalf of [insert name of employer]