Hi Ben - Sat here for 10+ mins and the only question asked is already within the info I've given (and leave with 1 months notice to serve) so for me not a great start and not really what I was expecting.
Hi, thanks for waiting but please note that in my original post I said I am in a meeting so will not be able to respond immediately. You did mention you were asked to do a month's notice but I needed confirmation that this was actually your contractual notice period rather than just a notice period chosen by the employer.
As to your situation, then I am afraid the employer is correct, although it is even worse than they have stated because it is not 12 months service that they need to look at before your rights kick in, rather it is now 24 months. This means that until you have 24 months service with them, 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.).
If the dismissal had nothing to do with any of the above exceptions then you would not be able to challenge it and your only protection would be if you were not paid your contractual notice period, because unless you were dismissed for gross misconduct, you would be entitled to receive your contractual notice period.
So they can issue you with notice straight away and ask you to leave the company within a month. This is all legal. If you have been offered a better deal then you may be best advised to consider it because if they really wanted to work to the full extent of the law, you could end up with a worse off deal than what is on the table.
Hello, I see you have accessed and read my answer to your query. Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this?