Termination of employment

Discussion in 'Employment & HR' started by Scot80, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Scot80

    Scot80 UKBF Newcomer

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    Hi would like some advice possible on a situation i am in.

    I started working for a company (company A) in October 2020 , the specific division of this company i worked for were previously owned by the head of division and his father (family owned company B) before being bought by the current company (company A) and integrated into their overall business.

    The father who owned the previous company (company B) was employed within company A who bought over his old company B but was let go after a short time and took up an unfair dismissal case and looks likely to win next month after the tribunal in June.

    By all accounts for several months most of the work i have done hasn't been invoiced which is strange and in effect put strain on the division i worked in cash flow.

    On Friday 23rd i was called into office and told i was being let go and that Friday 23rd would be my last day and this week coming was gardening leave and Friday 30th I'd be paid money owed and officially be my last day of employment.

    Two people were employed doing the same job after me though i was let go first which seems unfair.

    I was given no indication that this would be happening to me it was just sprung on me Friday 23rd.

    I wasn't given a specific reason why i was let go other than 'staffing cuts ' but if numerous invoices had been processed properly for months i worked then they'd be no problem imo.

    It also feels like I've been targeted because I'm the oldest of the three employees doing my job and because i don't drive which isn't actually part of the job i do . Though i realise this is difficult to prove.

    I wasn't given an employment contract to read and sign i was kept being told we'd get one but never did.

    I understand this post is a bit long winded and me throwing my thoughts in the air but do you think it would be worth calling citizens advice and trying to get some advice on they way i was treated.

    Oh the head of division also told me they couldn't employe someone doing my job for six months but what if the 'big boss ' of company A liquidated the division (company B) and started things up again fresh under a re-brand name.

    Hope I've explained things reasonably clearly (I probably haven't but have tried)
     
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    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 By: Scot80 Member since: Feb 17, 2020
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  2. kulture

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    And your question is?
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  3. WaveJumper

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    Will he win :)
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 By: WaveJumper Member since: Aug 26, 2013
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  4. MBE2017

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    The company can dismiss you within two years relatively easily, unless you can prove you have been dismissed for certain reasons. An employment specialist is your best port of call, you could try calling ACAS for advice.
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  5. Newchodge

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    Unless you have evidence that you have been dismissed because of a 'protected characteristic' (sex, race, disability etc etc) then I am afraid you don't have any kind of claim.

    The 6 months issue is wrong. If you had been there for more than 2 years and they had properly dismissed you for redundamcy,following all the proper rules, they could appoint someone else to your post as soon as there is any change in the reason for your redundancy, so if, say, 6 August they got a new client they could immeidately appoint someone to your old role.
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  6. kulture

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    So annoying when the op edits the post considerably after a reply has been posted
     
    Posted: Jul 26, 2021 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  7. Scot80

    Scot80 UKBF Newcomer

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    Sorry about that, tried to delete post immediately but couldn't see how to so just edited it.

    Thanks for the advice, doesn't sound to promising, just feels very unfair the way things have worked out what with work I've been doing for months not being invoiced if it had properly then would be no basis to have just told me out of the blue that sorry we are letting you go.
     
    Posted: Jul 29, 2021 By: Scot80 Member since: Feb 17, 2020
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  8. Scot80

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    I see well the head of division told me that this was the case on the day i got let go and months ago in relation to someone else in another division who was let go. That the company couldn't employ someone doing the exact same job as me for six months.
     
    Posted: Jul 29, 2021 By: Scot80 Member since: Feb 17, 2020
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  9. Newchodge

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    Many employers believe this. It is an urban myth.
     
    Posted: Jul 29, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  10. Scot80

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    Thank you i appreciate the help. May i ask are you involved in the legal practise?

    Though it does seem unfair how i've been treated given if the business was run properly my job would have been safe, it seems like i don't have a case especially given i will be given one week gardening leave and will get my full months wages and all holiday pay due.
     
    Posted: Jul 29, 2021 By: Scot80 Member since: Feb 17, 2020
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  11. Newchodge

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    You don't have a case becazuse you have not been continuously employed for 2 years. That is needed before you can bring a claim for ordinary unfair dismissal. If you did have the necessary service, you would not have a valid claim just because your dismissal was caused by the inefficiency of your employer. If that were a valid reason think what would have happened to all the staff of Woolworths, British Leyland and all the other dismal business failures over the years.
     
    Posted: Jul 29, 2021 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  12. Scot80

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    Thank you appreciate the advice.
     
    Posted: Jul 29, 2021 By: Scot80 Member since: Feb 17, 2020
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