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No, they can't do that. Normally, her employer must give her at least the notice time specified in her employment contract or the statutory minimum notice period, whichever is longer. However, firing your wife without notice is only allowed once you are dismissed due to gross misconduct. This is usually known as summary dismissal.
It seems like she is dismissed unfairly by her employer. Here, her employer has made it appear to end her contract of employment without notice.
If your wife wishes to pursue a claim for unfair dismissal, she must initiate her claim for unfair dismissal within 6 months from the date of the dismissal. she may refer the matter to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudication officer for a hearing to decide whether the dismissal was fair. They will be the ones to decide and adjudicate your wife's case. They may be contacted at their hotline via(###) ###-####
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You can investigate what your references or former supervisors are telling prospective employers. If you have a friend who owns a business or has an office number, ask him to call your former employers. Ask your friend to contact your previous employers to request verification of employment dates, rehire eligibility, and job performance.
In some cases, former employers ask the requester for a telephone number to return the call. The purpose is to ensure it's a business that is asking for the information and not a random individual. If this tactic is a little too surreptitious for your taste, complete an employment application to apply for an open position with your friend's company.
You can also look online to find companies that check your references for a fee. Such companies investigate and report back what exactly employers are saying that might be keeping you from getting a job. There are legal remedies to stop a former boss from giving out false information that's harming your reputation and undermining your qualifications.
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