Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Just to clarify, you have worked the for 6 months?
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Many thanks for your patience. If you have been continuously employed at your place of work for less than 2 years then your employment rights will unfortunately be somewhat limited. Most importantly, you will not be protected against unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal. This means that your employer can dismiss you or force you to resign 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.).
I this case they are asking you to leave but you do not wish to do so. Of course you have the right to say so and ask to remain in your job. However, if the employer is not happy with your decision and wants to remove you from their employment, they can dismiss you legally just by issuing you with notice and you cannot challenge the dismissal itself. Similarly, they could make life at work difficult for you, so that you are forced to leave as a result and again you can’t challenge that. There is of course no guarantee it would come to that but it is a possibility and you need to know your legal position if it happens.
For now it may be best to try to speak with the employer about what happened, you may even wish to consider apologising for any issue you may have caused (even if that was not the case, this may be all the employer wants and could save your job) and ask them for a second chance. However, if they are fully intending on removing you, then they could do so legally.
Your entitlement to JSA will depend on many other factors so you need to check your eligibility through here:https://www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser
Notice of ehat?
It would not change your rights in terms of protection against dismissal if they wanted to go down that route
yes they can, if they really wanted to. But if you try and speak to them and to resolve this, they could give you a second chance. It is really in the hands of the employer
you could try and argue that you were whistleblowing (making a protected disclosure) - there does exist some protection for dismissals for making such disclosures but it is complex and you have to show you meet a number of requirements before you can rely on such protection. It also depends on whether the employer can justify the dismissal was for something else
this is not the end just yet, As mentioned you can try and negotiate with them to try and save the job, even if it means being apologetic and remorseful about the incident, hoping they give you a second chance
Yes I understand that, it is an unfortunate situation but it is just your service length that affects your rights here, as mentioned they could have dismissed you at any point within your first 2 years. You are likely to be entitled to benefits though, so just check the link I gave to see hat you ma be able to get in the event you are dismissed
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? Thanks