There is one other employee I wish not to keep. It is a restaurant. Assets are not being transferred I don't think but being bought by the new company.
I am retaining 7 members of staff including myself and my husband plus a new full time member who started last week. The 2 I'm hoping not to reemploy are part time.
What reasons can I give her to leave? Do I have to have a reason? She made a threat to another member of staff that if I ever sacked her she would report me to hmrc paying taxes. The old company is insolvent number of reasons out of my control. She handed in her notice and left in October while on holiday, she returned and worked a weeks notice. Her last day I think was a Friday. She started a new job on the Sunday morning, by Sunday afternoon she begged job back. Because she was having a hard time personally I was soft and took her back on. Basically I want a way I can safely get rid of her.
I wouldn't say personal, she is still at school and works part time. I have I have another at school they are both 18 and one he is in his 20's but at college. When they break they all take holiday or days off without consulting me. Whether I have enough staff to cover the restaurant floor effectively. Even recently, all 3 had a Saturday off and I was left 2 short that night. Not great restaurants reputation. When I have said you can't take time off unless I have cover she sends messages saying I can't tell them they can't have time off. I know they are allowed time off but I should have some say when its possible. She is forever threatening me with solicitors If I do anything. Even taking on this new member of full time staff. Her messages to me have got me angry. The 3 part timers have lost a couple of shifts while I train my new full timer as my one other full timer is on holiday. I feel I need someone full time who wont take time off without consultation and leave me with difficulties. She wanted to have a meeting with all 3 of them but I said if they have any grievances I will see them separately however she made the insinuation I was too afraid to talk to them together. Of course that's not the case I felt it would be more constructive separately. But this thing about reporting me, dictating who I employ and the hours is intolerable.