Hello with regards ***** ***** contract point are you saying they have failed to pay notice , in breach of contract?
Do you believe that the original decision to terminate you in breach of contract could be deemed to amount to discrimination on the basis of sex. age, race, religion, disability, pregnancy or for raising a health and safety or other whistleblowing type complaint?
Ok well they do not need to tell you reasons but they should pay you notice and are in breach of contract if they fail to do so in accordance with the regulations.
You are entitled to make a Subject Access Request (SAR) for data they hold about you.
This would include any written information, including emails.
They are entitled to delete information that would identify other individuals.
They are entitled to charge a £10 admin fee and can take up to 40 days to respond to the request.
If they fail to comply you can report them to the Information Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk
The problem is that as it is a 'small world' this may get around and it may affect your ability to obtain future work, as you have already been told by the Agency. But this is your legal right and you are entitled to ask for the information.
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The only redress might be in the law of defamation but this does not normally apply in the employment context and only occurs where a statement (oral or written) is publically made (which is why it does not normally apply in the employment context), which is untrue and has the effect of making right minded individuals hate or ridicule you. It is highly unlikely that this would be the case. The other possibility is in the tort of negligent misstatement which is where something is untrue is said which causes you harm, this could be a factually incorrect reference.
To be honest both of these are quite difficult to prove.
I can see why you are upset by this. You can claim in breach of contract for the notice pay if you do not want to do anything else.
Sadly UK employment law does not protect the employee so much these days. The government are putting control back in the Employers had to the detriment of employment rights.
No problem, I am really sorry that this has happened and I hope you get your answers at this meeting. I would be grateful if you would take the time to rate my answer as I am not otherwise credited for the time I have spent answering your question. All the best for the future and do come back to me if you need to.