I am not sure, I believe less than two months, as there was a period of time they were unable to clean because they could not get anyone and that was about 6 weeks ago. I have just asked for clarification on this.
HI Ben, I have just had it confirmed that he started on the 6th May 2015 and as well as our site does relief cleaning
He was employed on the 6th May 2015. It looks like we have no choice other than to stick with the current cleaning company. If I ask for the current cleaner to be replaced with someone else is there anyway I can ask for someone who has opted out of TUPE? Is that possible?
Apologies for emailing you again but there has been an interesting twist! Last night the new supervisor came to visit and introduce himself and was appalled by the standard or cleaning.
He has gone back to his boss and I followed it up with an email today and I have now been told that the cleaner will no longer be coming to our premises and that they will be looking for a new one!
Can I extract us from this contract now?
Yes, I suggested that we go our separate ways yesterday as I did not want a replacement found for this guy to which I received a reply stating my comments had been noted in light of my companies constructive breach of Tupe and she will return our keys to us. Is there such a thing?
I am not sure what has actually happened to this guy, whether she has sacked him or whether she has moved him to another site. We also discovered during the last couple of days that he had been responsible for two serious security breaches to the building so my MD did say he could not be allowed back in which. I'm not sure if she's trying to frighten us by saying we somehow constructed this to avoid Tupe? even though her own supervisor told her this guys work was unacceptable. I suppose what I'm frightened of is legal come back, I don't think there could be any from them but maybe from the cleaner himself?