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How long have you worked there for?
From a legal perspective your rights will be rather limited unfortunately, mainly because of your length of service with the employer. In these circumstances the main option for you would have been to argue that the employer had breached the implied term of trust and confidence between you and that would usually allow you to consider resigning and making a claim for constructive dismissal. However, to qualify you need to have at least 2 years’ service with them, which you do not have. So whilst you may feel that you cannot continue working there, you cannot bring in any claim against them as you simply do not meet the minimum criteria for claiming in such situations. So you are able to challenge the employer internally over this, for example by raising a formal grievance but this is an internal process and the outcome rests with the employer. If that is unsuccessful then you will not be able to pursue it further under any legal routes. So whilst what they did is indeed immoral and unacceptable, from a legal perspective your options are as described above.
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