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as far as I am aware the contract was on 6 month trial period.
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Hi, sorry not sure why my initial response did not go through so will try again. If you have been continuously employed at your place of work for less than 2 years then your employment rights will unfortunately be somewhat limited. Most importantly, you will not be protected against unfair dismissal. This means that your employer can dismiss you for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as their decision is not based on discriminatory grounds (i.e. because of gender, race, religion, age, a disability, sexual orientation, etc.) or because you were trying to assert any of your statutory rights (e.g. requesting maternity/paternity leave, etc.). You can see this as a dismissal because your contract was terminated, even if you had not started working there yet.
All you can expect in the circumstances would be the contractual notice period you were due under contract. So check to see what the employer would have been expected to give you in terms of notice if you were to have the employment terminated. That is what you can expect in terms of pay – the equivalent of that notice period. You can also expect pay from the date the contract should have started until it was terminated. If there was no notice period mentioned then you will not be able to claim anything for notice pay but you can still ask to be paid for the time from the original start date of the contract until the date you had the contract terminated.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
Thank you that is very clear.
excellent thank you
you are welcome, all the best