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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What is your contractual notice period in the new job?
Whilst this may appear to be morally wrong. From a legal point of view your rights would be rather limited. This is because in the first 2 years of your employment you would not be protected against unfair dismissal. This means the employer could legally dismiss you for more or less any reason as long as they give you the required notice period required by contract. So even if there was nothing happening with the job and no changes were necessary, the employer could have legally dismissed you at any point in the first 2 years simply by giving you a month’s notice period. Therefore, the fact that they did not disclose the relevant information would not have changed your legal rights and the most you can expect in the circumstances is a month’s notice. As long as they give you that they would be acting legally and you will not be able to pursue them for anything else, even if your job opportunities may have been affected as a result.
Unfortunately that is what I thought - but I wanted to check. Thank you
you are welcome and sorry it may not have been the answer you were hoping for