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Hello, I’m Ben. It’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may also ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the legal position.
Hi there. Can I just check, were you aware of the length of the probationary period? and why do you want to continue to access the system if you have been asked not to work from today?
OK I understand and thank you for providing this information. Please do not worry and leave it with me for now; I will get back to you with my answer as soon as I can, which will be at some point today. The system will notify you when this happens. Please do not reply in the meantime as this may unnecessarily delay my response. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
In order to be paid for your notice period you are expected to be ready and willing to work through it. That basically means you should be available and notify the employer about this, leaving them to decide whether they want you to do any work or if they would rather stand you down and not expect you to do any more work. As long as it is their decision not to do work, then you will be paid as normal.
What has happened so far is that you have been told you no longer need to work and the access to the systems has been cut, which clearly suggests that there is no expectation on you to do any work. What you should do is acknowledge that request, confirming you will not do any work as instructed but that you remain available throughout your notice period in the event they change their mind.
Hopefully, I have answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. If anything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. In the meantime, thank you once again for using our services.
Hello, thank you for your further queries, I will be happy to answer these. An employer can force their employees to take holidays at a time decided by the employer. To do this the employer must give the employee notice which is at least twice as long as the holiday to be taken. For example, an employer wants an employee to take 5 days’ holidays on specific dates – they must give the employee 10 calendar days’ notice before they want that holiday period to start. This means that they cannot retrospectively make you take holidays and notice must have been given in advance. It is entirely possible for the notice to be sent by email. I hope this clarifies things for you a little bit more.
You cannot expect a full year’s holiday allowance if you only worked there part of the year. If you worked there half of the holiday year you only get half of the annual allowance for example.
yes even if that was the case, the law is clear on this, you follow the law, not the computer system at work
You are most welcome. If you have any further questions about this then please do not hesitate to get back to me and I will be glad to help. All the best
Hi they cannot realistically claim ownership over copyright you have created in your own time (i.e. time when you were not actually working) and which was not created in the course of your normal activities with that employer.