My story is somewhat complicated but I will try and explain as clearly/briefly as I can.
I was placed in my current job 4.5 years ago through an agency in July 2010 on a temp/perm basis, as a credit controller working 37.5 hours per week.
I am still being paid by the agency and therefore do understand that I am not a permanent member of staff.
However my issue with this situation is that in October 2012 I was offered my job on a permanent basis. The job offer came direct from the company and not the agency. I accepted the job and have the emails with my job offer and acceptance. However at the time I received my job offer I was at home recovering from an operation and the company was aware I had to go into hospital and kept my job open for me for when I returned back to work which I did on 1st November. When I returned to work I asked how my permanent status was progressing I was told that the company wanted to monitor my recovery but it was going through. I continued to ask after my status for a few weeks to be continuously told it was going through.
In April 2014 we were told were going to be made redundant and I asked HR where this left me in terms of being entitled to redundancy and they advised that I wasn't due anything because I am a temp. I told them about my job offer and acceptance and explained that the last I heard was that the company wanted to monitor my recovery and that every time I had asked about my job I had been told it was on going and that at no time had I been told any different to this. I was then told (and I will try to explain briefly) that the company had made a catalogue of errors where I was concerned and that I had just kept slipping under the radar
and that there had been a breakdown in communication between 3 managers & HR. I asked if what was being said, was that due to their errors I was not due anything in terms of redundancy and this was confirmed. So I think it has been established that I am not due redundancy but my issue is that (any by their own admission) the company made the errors which has prevented me from being entitled to redundancy. My question is, do I have any type of case against them?
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.