Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. How long has she worked for the employer for?
It's a subsidiary of Flight Centre - Infinity Holidays. She worked for FC prior to having our daughter: Late 2009 til mid 2010; then went back with Infinity in 2012 (mid from recollection)
Ok but there was a break in service between leaving to have your daughter and going back?
Yes. So I guess we view it as initial employment from mid 2012
Ok thanks as she has less than 2 years service the employer could dismiss her for any reason without following a disciplinary procedure as there is no right to claim unfair dismissal in those circumstances. So to answer your question I am sorry to say that they could dismiss her if she chooses to take time off for the interview, without following a disciplinary process and there would be nothing she can do about it. From a practical point of view she could try to get the interview out of work time. I am sorry that the employer is being unreasonable in this manner when your wife has been so honest.
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Thanks. It clarifies the position so we know what we're dealing with at least.
I wish your wife all the best for the future. I would be grateful if you would take the time to rate my answer. Thank you.
Just in case I've got my dates wrong and she's actually been there longer than two years - I'm interpreting your response that that may have a different outcome?
Yes if she has been there more than 2 years it would amount to unfair dismiss if the employer failed to follow a disciplnary process before dismissing.
Thanks - that's very helpful.
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