Hello Ben. No, the notice period as stated on the contract is 4 weeks from myself and 2 weeks from my employer to myself.
Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. The contract would have started to run from the 9th and you would have actually started working for them on the 10th. Therefore, the contract wold have already been in effect by the time you called in sick. Whilst there may not have been anything in the contract regarding instant dismissal, that is still possible if you had acted in serious breach of contract yourself first and that then made the whole contract void, allowing the employer to terminate it with immediate effect. However, that is not the case here because all you did was call in sick and this is not really a fundamental breach of contract. As such, if the employer wanted to terminate your contract they would have still had to adhere to the notice period required for termination, which in your case is 14 days.
Whenever a dispute arises over money owed by one party to another, the debtor can be pursued through the civil courts for recovery of the debt. As legal action should always be seen as a last resort, there are certain actions that should be taken initially to try and resolve this matter informally and without having to involve the courts. It is recommended that the process follows these steps:
Whatever correspondence is sent, it is always advisable to keep copies and use recorded delivery so that there is proof of delivery and a paper trail. The court may need to refer to these if it gets that far.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you