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    Default WWYD? Lawyer Up or call acurrent affair?

    I'm pretty disgruntled at my boss.

    He's basically a snake.

    Lied to me about the contents of my contract (on 3 different occasions)

    The contract I signed is NOTHING like to verbal contract offered.

    I am not the only one he has done this to, he's done it to the majority of staff our gym.

    When I asked about the discrepancies of the contract I was told it was a 'standard contract' everyone signed, but I was verbally promised x,y,z on 3 separate occasions.

    This contract has reamed me from all angels, if he had been honest I never would have signed it!

    I've sat down with him twice to try and renegotiate, and he won't budge. He's an a-hole with a capital A.

    I wonder if the regional manager knows.. I don't know what to do.

    He lied to me & I just trusted him & now I'm paying the price.

    What would you do? Lawyer up or call accurent affair?

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    Get the other people he did this to and go to the next management step, contact your union and even local newspapers.

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    Did you read the entire contents of the contract including the small print?

    If so and you signed it, your boss only legally has to provide you with what's on your contract...

    What he promised you verbally is not legally binding..

    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Did you read the entire contents of the contract including the small print?

    If so and you signed it, your boss only legally has to provide you with what's on your contract...

    What he promised you verbally is not legally binding..

    Sorry.
    That's not what she's asking. She knows that.

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    I doubt you have a leg to stand on, it's up to you to read your contract before signing it, if you signed it it means you agreed to the terms so he is well within his rights to enforce it.

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    I've worked & trained at many different branded gyms. In Sydney there was a particular branded gym that sucked to work for, I'm now in Newcastle & while not employed at a gym up here I seen/heard enough just at job interviews to say a particular branded gym up here sucks too lol

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    I don't think there's anything a lawyer could do, everything you're legally entitled to is in your contract...

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    So.. I'm leaning towards acurrent Affair then? I like the group action idea thanks. I just emailed manger letting him know we're having a few issues at the club, and hoping WE can all sit down soon.

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    I reckon you know EXACTLY who I'm talking about bradybunch.. It's got a bit of a reputation I didn't know of until after I joined the 'team'

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    Probably not what you want to hear but if you've signed it, any verbal agreement means nothing unfortunately.

    What he's done is definitely unethical and unfair but not illegal.

    Having said that if a lot of employers are unhappy, you could take a group action and escalate it to the next level of management, that might be enough to make him negotiate. Or... His management might back him and you'll get nothing.

    But it's worth a shot.

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