Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. How long has he worked for you for?
Hi Jenny he started 2nd dec 2013
Thanks what is the nature of his sickness?
Is it an ongoing problem or just a cold or virus?
i believe its not long term
Ok in that case there is no risk if you terminate his employment as he cannot claim unfair dismissal until he has been employed for 2 years. The only possible claim could be of discrimination on the basis of sex , race, age, disability, religion or for raising a health and safety or other complaint. This does not seem to be the case here.
You will need to give him a weeks notice (or pay in lieu) and make a payment in lieu of outstanding accrued holiday.
You do not need to wait for him to return.
Is it best to send him a letter advising of the restructure and we can longer sustain his hours, enclosing his one week notice and any outstanding holiday?
yes that is absolutely fine.
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