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Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. How long has she worked there for?
Since 26'ish March. She is on a 6 month probation which is up very soon.
The difficulty for your daughter is that in the UK employees do not have full employment rights in law until they have been engaged for 2 years. This means that an employer can terminate a contract for any reason in the first 2 years of employment so long as the reason does not amount to discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, which is discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, race, religion, disability or pregnancy or for raising a health and safety complaint.
Whilst I sympathise with your daughers position, which I understand quite well as my son is a junior competitive tennis player I am afraid there is little she can do about this without risk that her contract could be terminated.
OK. Is she allowed to ask for proof of medication etc. Is she allowed to change rota's without consultation once they are issued.
Her contract states 8 hours on 2 rotational days - what could this mean?
Your daughter is within her rights to raise a grievance about the way she is being treated and the changes of rota. The employer is not being very fair in doing this and in asking for proof of medication. The problem is though that if she does complain it is possible the employer could terminate her employment and she would have no recourse in law. So long as there is no discrimination unfortuantely the employer has complete control in the first two years of employment.
I thin the contract means that there will be a rota for the 2 days over which the 8 hours must be worked.
Thank you. Seems bad though that teenagers are trying to do positive things and work and get treated badly especially by a big Company. Thanks for help.
One last thing - is she within her rights to ask for copies of the documents held on her personnel file?
Yes she does, she has the right to this under the Data Protection Act. The employer must produce the file within 40 days of the request and may charge a £10 admin fee.
I am really sympathetic to your daughters situation, most employers do not treat staff like this. :She has been unlucky.
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Thank you for your help.