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I have been given 4 days notice from my job. I was advised

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I have been given 4 days notice from my job. I was advised yesterday (13th April ) that my last day of employment is Sunday 17th April. I have been offered a position with another employer who is awaiting a 2nd reference. I have not put my notice in with my present employer. Where do I stand legally?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was advised that the waiting time was 8 minutes - help please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When I asked what notice I would need to give I was told 2 weeks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Someone did try to type talk but seems to have disappeared - help
Hello my name is***** am a solicitor and I am happy to help you today. How long have you worked for the employer for?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Jenny I have worked for them since October 2014
Hi Sandie, are you asking if they should have given you more than 4 days notice?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
In law as far as I understand they have to give at least 1 weeks notice . I have not had notice in writing only verbally
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am not prepared to pay any more money at present
yes that's right. Statute law requires a weeks notice to be given. Normally this should be given in writing. If you are asked to leave without adequate notice then you can claim wrongful dismissal against the employer. Why have they given notice?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Apparently because they know I will be leaving anyway and it's better for the business if it is sooner rather than later
Right so is this because they know you have been offered a new job? When does the new employer want you to start?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I asked if I was being sacked and was told "no" but what else would you call it?
ok but when is the new job due to start?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They are awaiting my 2nd reference so no date yet
ok thanks, ***** ***** is not entitled to do this. You cannot claim unfair dismissal as you do not have adequate service (you need at least 2 years service to bring this claim). Your employer can therefore give you notice to terminate but this should be at least a week. If this is not given to you the you can claim the 'wrongful dismissal' which is compensation for the failure to give correct notice. You can raise a written grievance about this with your employer and say if you are not paid correct notice you will raise early conciliation with ACAS and then raise a claim in the employment tribunal. I believe if you raise a grievance they will do it correctly. If you have any further questions please do ask. If I have answered your question please take the time to rate my answer as I am not otherwise paid for answering your question. Thank you and all the best.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will I get this answer in writing?
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