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I have been employed by a reputable Accounts company for

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Hi, I have been employed by a reputable Accounts company for over 2 years, now I am salaried, receive sick pay and annual leave and pay into a pension fund, however I have never had a written contract of employment. As much as it does not worry me now, the senior partner who interviewed me and hired me will retire soon, and I am concerned that if a junior partner takes over he or she may have designs on restructuring and cutting posts. I will add I'm not an accountant, merely courier, archivist, cleaner and do the jobs nobody else does. How if at all am I protected.
Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: No, we don't have managers as such, I manage myself, I'm ex Military and I think I was taken on because of my ex status, I don't want to rock any boats by demand a written statement of employment, merely wonder where I stand?
Assistant: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: I'm an employee, no union, private chartered accounts company
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No think that's about it. Thanks
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 days ago.

Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 days ago.

What is your actual job title?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 days ago.

and are you a full time employee?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I don't have a job title as such, I am a full time salaried employee
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 days ago.

OK thanks, so what concerns you about the security of your role so that I can advise?

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 days ago.

Hello, I am not sure if you saw my query above: what concerns you about the security of your role so that I can advise?