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I am a self employed taxi driver who is trying to find out

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I am a self employed taxi driver who is trying to find out if I can claim constructive dismissal on the grounds that the company I work for has been bullying me constantly especially the night managers.tonight the manager disabled me from the system for work and after an hour logged me back on I felt this embarrassing and didn't feel like working hence it was Saturday night the prime time for work is there anything you may do for me much appreciated
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

What are the reasons for the bullying?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, the issue is hat as a self employed worker you are not protected against constructive dismissal as this is something only employees can claim. So if you are genuinely self employed you would not have the right to make such a claim. Instead you would have to rely on breach of contract, such as if you had some guarantee that you would be given work or put on the system and they have failed to do so and in turn have acted in breach of contract. In these circumstances it could be possible to argue that the contract between you and them had been breached and entitle you to leave and seek compensation. Other circumstances could be when you havre been discriminated, so if for example t=what they did was because of your race, religion, gender, etc that could be discrimination which is something you are protected against even if you are self employed.

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