Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
Does this contract change your existing contract?
is the union officially recognised in your workplace? Or have you tried to get it officially recognised?
Generally, you need at least 2 years’ service to be protected against unfair dismissal, however there are certain situations when a dismissal would be automatically unfair, regardfless of how long you have worked there for.
The law protects employees from detriment or dismissal for:
So if you are dismissed for any of the above reasons you can claim automatically unfair dismissal against the employer.
Paying for breakages can be legally introduced if you agree to it and sign the contract. The issue there is that you will not be protected against unfair dismissal if you refuse to sign that and the dismissal was based on that factor alone.
Finally, the breaks – under law you are entitled to a minimum 20 minutes rest for every 6 hours of work. So if you work 8 hours you are still only entitled to just 20 minutes, meaning that by giving you 30 minutes the employer is already giving you more than you are legally entitled to.
if it just for that reason, it would be legal as long as you get a week's notice
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