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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
I have worked with the company for 17 months
What are you hoping to achieve in this situation?
It doesn't seem like I have a choice to keep my job - so I have to leave. I would like 12 month pay.
What are your thoughts?
What is your contractual notice period?
Sadly you cannot legally expect 12 months' pay from the employer. It does not mean they will not agree to pay you anything extra but legally you can only expect a month's pay and any accrued holidays. You do not have a legal legal to stand on to demand anything more than that. Because you do not have at least 2 years' service with the employer you are not protected against unfair dismissal. This means that you can be dismissed for more or less any reason and without a fair procedure. It could be due to a personal dislike, because they think you do not fit into the employer's culture, or anything else, subject to some limited exceptions on grounds of discrimination, which I can see no evidence of here. So if they felt that it was time to remove you from the company they could easily and legally do this just by giving you the month's notice required under contract. They do not have to pay you anything extra and neither can you force them to. As mentioned they could agree to pay you something on top of that as a goodwill gesture but that is entirely in their hands and it really depends on whether they feel like doing so. You have nothing to lose by asking them for extra but remember that if they refuse you will have to accept just the month's notice
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
This wasn't the response I was expecting to be honest, being bullied by your manager and being pushed out of my job surely isn't justifiable regardless of how long I've been with the company?
I am afraid it is the legal position though, in effect UK employment does not give employees protection against bullying in the first two years in employment, I know that morally it appears wrong but legally it is possible and happens quite a lot
I am very surprised. Thank you for feedback. Can you confirm I won't be charged twice for your response please?
I have already sent a request to customer services to issue a refund in case you paid for the follow up query so it will be just this this one for which you are charged
OK, thank you for confirming.
you are welcome, all the best