Thank you. As a starting point if you have been continuously employed at you 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 the 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/paternity leave, parental leave, adoption leave or leave for dependants
In the event that the reason for dismissal fell within any of these categories, then the dismissal could be automatically unfair and there could also be a potential discrimination claim. In these circumstances the 2-year rule would not apply.
So they could have failed to follow a fair procedure but if the dismissal was due to a disability then it could be automatically unfair. If you get a formal diagnosis of leukaemia, you will automatically be considered disabled as it is a form of cancer and cancer is considered an automatic disability. On that basis you can challenge the dismissal as being unfair and you being the victim of disability discrimination and consider a claim for these in the Employment Tribunal .
Does this answer your query?