Many thanks for your patience. If you have been continuously employed at your place of work for less than 2 years then your employment rights will unfortunately be somewhat limited. Most importantly, you will not be protected against unfair dismissal. This means that your employer can dismiss you for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as their decision is not based on a reason which makes a dismissal automatically unfair. These include:
· Discrimination due to a protected characteristic (i.e. because of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, etc.)
· Taking, or trying to take, leave for family reasons including pregnancy, maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, childbirth and parental leave
However, if the dismissal had nothing to do with any of the above exceptions then you would not be able to challenge it. This does mean that the employer could have followed an unfair redundancy process and selected you for whatever reasons they wanted, even if it did not appear fair in general.
Whilst there is nothing stopping you from asking to see the criteria, you will not be able to challenge the dismissal as you do not meet the qualifying criteria for doing so.
If you wanted to chase them for the bonus then that is not dependent on any of the above and you can take it further to make a claim for the amount you are due.
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