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Have been a full-time manager months in a small offee

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Have been a full-time manager for 6 months in a small offee shop and been told I have to be let go due to financial struggles of the owner. She will be taking over my job. Am I entitled to anything since I will be out of a job at the end of the month?

Hello, my name is***** am a solicitor on this site and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Do you have a contractual notice period in place?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No, because I screwed up :)
Owner of business is a friend.

She said I can work until the end of the month then she'll take over in Nov. Has said she is looking at selling her two businesses at a later date.

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Many thanks for your patience. Your rights will be somewhat limited due to your short length of service. If you do not have at least 2 years’ continuous service with the employer you will not have protection against unfair dismissal, nor will you be entitled to any redundancy pay. This means that you could be dismissed for more or less any reason, such as the one here, and you will not be able to receive any redundancy pay in the process. You will still have rights to receive certain other payments, which are:
• All pay for the time worked up until your last day of employment
• All outstanding holidays
• Your notice period, which in the absence of a contract, would be the minimum statutory notice entitlement of 1 week, so basically a week’s pay. You could be asked to work during that period and just be paid as normal.
So this is what you are entitled to by law. Anything on top of that is entirely at the employer’s discretion – I suppose you have nothing to lose by asking for an ex-gratia payment but if they a struggling financially chances are they would refuse and would be in their right to do so.
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