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Hi Ben, Sorry for got to say I will be targeting Automatically Unfair Dismissal in regards XXXXX XXXXX European Working Time Regs. Hence the need for being spot on with my calculations. There are other issues - which I will need help with later. Thanks.
Thank you Ben. I worked on a Probationary contract from Sept 2013 until March 12th 2014. The boarding school bursar dismissed me over the phone - they paid me 1 month in lieu. The reason given by the senior nurse for not giving me a substantive contract was she said there had been issues - I asked her if there had been a problem with either poor performance or of a disciplinary nature - she clearly stated the only issue was I had complained about the off duty rota ( this is the working time rota). There has never been any mention of any issues through out my probationary period and there was never any performance meeting during the probationary time. When I was given the job I was told by the headmaster I was on the same terms and conditions as the other nurses - but I noticed I worked more hours than the established nurses this is why I pointed out the disparity to the senior nurse - I also worked more weekends etc than the established nurses. Many of my shifts were extended shifts I was regular given 22/39 and 42 hour continuous shifts to work - I did on call from the medical centre on site at the school - I was not allowed to leave the school during my on call period. I took out a grievance - we had a meeting - prior to my dismissal - the senior nurse investigated herself - I appealed - I have a meeting with the headmaster and their solicitor on the 2 nd May - I am more than a bit apprehensive as this is a large organisation. I have been humiliated by the senior nurse and the bursar and if there is such a thing as cooperate bullying then I have been a victim of that too.