Oh I've expressed concern... Like many other anorexics out there she says there isn't a problem. (I'm not poking fun please understand. My sister was anorexic and now councils young women with the illness. My family knows very well the tricks your mind plays on you when you're in that state. Very often if you express 'concern' you'll just get more denial.)
My question is not, can I dismiss her on the spot but can I send her home for that day if she shows up in that condition. I'd still pay her for the day, but it'd be a warning. I'm wondering if there's some action with a bit more 'omph' behind it she might have cause to pause. (I'm also aware from the personal point of view it might just result in her not telling me when she hasn't eaten not a productive change.)
I'm a bit confused on one issue however and was wondering if you'd clarify. You said: "With 13 months service you can simply dismiss someone for any reason, this can include not having breakfast!"
This can't be right surly? Don't you have to give notice, written warnings, etc? Don't you have to have a 'good' reason.
My records say she started on 14 july last year according to HMRC. I seem to remember paying her with cash before that for a few weeks before as a trial period. No tax was claimed and nothing official was filed. Would this cash only period count towards the 13 months.
you've been really helpful. Thanks.
Wait so, is the cut off for dismissal without warning 13 months or two years?
Finally! Something that works in the employee's favour!
And just to confirm, notice is six weeks yes?