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Has your employment already ended?
Yes I had to leave the office and that was me finished.
ok let me get my response ready please
Why have you stepped out of the chat
I have not
I am sorry I received a message saying Ben Jones has stepped out of this chat.
oh, may be a technical issue, you can ignore that
If you have been continuously employed at your place of work for less than 2 years then your employment rights will unfortunately be somewhat limited. Most importantly, you will not be protected against unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal. This means that your employer can dismiss you or force you to leave for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as their decision is not based on discriminatory grounds (i.e. because of gender, race, religion, age, a disability, sexual orientation, etc.) or because you were trying to assert any of your statutory rights (e.g. requesting maternity/paternity leave, etc.).
It is unfortunate that you did not know the repercussions of resigning instead of being dismissed but unfortunately there is now little that can be done about that as the reason for the termination already stands as a resignation. However, you can state hat you were constructively dismissed (which means basically you were left with no other option but to resign) and in some cases that can be treated in the same way as having been dismissed so you could still be entitled to jobseekers’ benefits.
But I am afraid you cannot challenge the employer’s actions and even though you have written to them, if that does not get you anywhere, you do not have the necessary legal requirements to take the matter any further.
I am sorry what legal requirements would I need.
2 years service
or to be a le to show that one of the above mentioned exceptions applied, but from what you have said that does not appear to be the case?