Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
What was the initial contract duration?
When were you issued with notice?
Thanks and under the contract do you have guaranteed hours of work or guaranteed pay?
As in were you contracted to work a specific number of hours a week and the employer had no choice over that (i.e. you were not a contractor on an ‘as needed’ basis?)
So potentially you could not be given any hours in any given week and that is allowable under contract?
Ok so when you work under his contract, could your hours potentially be reduced or varied, is that allowed under contact, or are they fixed and cannot be changed for the duration of the contract?
I presume you mean a week is 37.5h?
Great and finally are you ok to post the full noticer clause so I can see the full wording
Thank you. According to the contract the notice period would either be the remainder of the contractual term, or a month, whichever is greater. If the contract was to last until 9 Dec and you were issued with notice on 29 Nov, you can expect a month’s notice as that is the greater of the two lengths of notice period you are entitled to. It’s a bit of a strange clause to be honest but here are no conditions attached to it that say you can only get paid up to the end of the contract and strictly interpreted the clause would entitle you to a month’s notice as that is greater than the remainder of the contract.
Does this answer your query?
Sadly not as we are just an online Q&A service. If you wanted to take it further you can consider the Small Claims Court via www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
Small claims court is actually £10,000 not sure why you thought it was £5000