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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How much are you owed? Are you just trying to get the money for that day of work?
I am trying to understand if I am owed any money for the contra
I am trying to understand if I am owed any money because they made a contract offer for 3 months work at £400 per day, I accepted that offer, then they withdrew the offer after I had done 1 days work for them at a cost of £463
Ben, do you have an answer please?
Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. If you were made an offer of employment, which you had accepted, and it was unconditional then you can argue that it is legally binding and that the employer should honour it.
However, in terms of what compensation you may be able to recover for the employer’s breach, it would depend on whether there was a termination clause in the contract. If there was you can only recover the costs associated with the length of the notice period (e.g. contract terminable on a week’s notice would allow you to claim compensation for the amount you would have received for doing a week’s work for them).
If no termination clause was stated then you will be able to claim for a reasonable notice period and it would not necessarily be for the full duration of the contract (in this case 3 months). What is a reasonable notice period will vary greatly and will depend on the individual circumstances, industry practices, length of employment, frequency of payment, etc. There are far too many variables to consider, which means it is usually impossible to give a precise indication as to what would be reasonable in each case. It is therefore down to the courts to make that decision. The worker can nevertheless raise this issue with the employer and attempt to negotiate a reasonable notice period with them, a period that they will both be happy to accept.
If nothing can be negotiated you will have to make a genuine pre-estimate and make your claim in the court, which will decide what is reasonable in the circumstances. At the same time you can also include the day’s work that you did for them. The claim can be submitted online via www.moneyclaim.gov.uk.
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