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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.
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Thank you very much for clarifying. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
The changes from as permanent contract to a fixed-term one could potentially be viewed as a breach of contract by the employer. However, it is unlikely that there will be many remedies available to you. The reason for this is that in the first 2 years of employment you do not have any unfair dismissal protection so what could have happened is they could have honoured the contract as originally agreed and then at any time in the first 2 years, even on day one, they could have given you notice to terminate it and replaced it with the FTC one.
You can of course challenge the employer over it but if they refuse, then the legal remedies will not allow you to force them to honour the original contract or get further compensation as they could have still done this even if they had honoured the permanent contract.
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and all I can tell you is what the law says. I do hope that it at least explains where you stand and I will be happy to clarify anything for you in relation to it. For now, thank you for using our service.
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