Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Did you have a contract and did it stipulate a notice period for termination?
Good morning, it is quite likely that you would be able to claim for the last day if the employer terminated your contract on very short and unreasonable notice. Even though no contract was in place and there was no specific notice requirement in it, under common law the employer would still be expected to give you a ‘reasonable’ notice period. The length of such period would depend on many factors and is never fixed, it could be a day, a week, a month, etc but it is rare that no notice at all can be given. The only circumstances when this culd happen is if you had acted in breach of contract yourself to start with and they were simply reaffirming the breach and terminating the contract as a result. However, if you did not act in any breach yourself and it was simply their decision to terminate this relationship for no apparent reason, you can expect some reasonable notice and in the circumstances that could have easily covered the last day.
Your claim would be against the company itself, not the director but you can of course correspond through him in this matter. If you do have to go to the small claims court then try and send them a final reminder with a deadline to pay before pursuing that option. If they fail to pay the claim can be made at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
Assuming this is a private company, that may be unlikely as you cannot force them to disclose such information. It may become apparent from their accounts once they get filed in with Companies House but that may not happen for a while. So in the meantime you may have to rely on your best instincts about this. Otherwise if you do take the matter to court you could ask them to disclose such information as part of the evidence
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