Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today does your contract say which laws apply to it?
Well that depends. Have you been overseas for the entire time (24 years) and does the employer have a strong UK presence?
well the first port of call is the what the contract says. If you have a copy check that and if not then you can ask them for a copy.
Jurisdiction is a difficult issue, it does not help you that your employer was not connected to the UK for your entire appointment, nor does the duration of the appointment help. It is likely that it would be deemed to be the country of residence that has jurisdiction to hear a dispute.
It would be reasonable to assume that the employer would pay your repatriation expenses but this is a matter of what is agreed with them. You would expect the detail to be in the contract.
Hi it is unlikely that UK laws will apply but check your contract. If they do then I will be happy to advise you further.
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