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Have you mentioned career progression to your employer before?
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No problem at all
Many thanks for your patience. As you have been working the for more than 2 years you will be protected against unfair dismissal. This means that to legally dismiss you the employer has to show the was a fair reason for doing so and also follow a fair procedure. Just because you are looking for other employment does not allow an employer to dismiss you. When that could become an issue is if you take unauthorised absence from work or call in sick when you are not actually sick. These could amount to misconduct and allow the employer to discipline you and in more serious cases, even dismiss you. However, if you do not falsify sick leave, do not search for jobs in your employer’s time or using their equipment and do everything in your own time and attend any interviews on days off, then there would be no issues. Just be aware though that even if you are honest with the employer about your plans, there is no obligation on them to allow you time off to attend interviews. So it could be that you do the right thong and tell them and whilst they cannot dismiss you, they do not allow you time off to attend interviews and you are kind of stuck. You know the employer better so you can decide if they are likely to do that or not but just bear it in mind.
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