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Could you please confirm how long you have worked for your current employer?
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An employee with under 2 years of Employment has limited protection against unfair dismissal, which means the Employer can dismiss them literally without reason or procedure. However, the employers still need to follow proper procedure and give reasonable notice to the employees as provided the employment contract or in absence of it the statutory notice.
Employees under 2 years of service have limited number of employment rights , it means employers can dismiss as they do not have protection against unfair dismissal.
Employees have right against unfair dismissal if dismissal is
an ‘automatically unfair’ reason
It’s always ‘automatically unfair’ if you’re dismissed because you:
are pregnant or on maternity leave
have asked for your legal rights at work, eg to be paid minimum wage
took action about a health and safety issue
work in a shop or a betting shop and refused to work on a Sunday
are a trade union member and took part in trade union activities including official industrial action or you were acting as an employee representative
have reported your employer for wrongdoing, which is called whistleblowing
It might be discrimination if you think you were dismissed because you’re:
pregnant or on maternity leave
from a particular race, ethnicity or country
married or in a civil partnership
a man or a woman
lesbian, gay, bisexual
have a particular religion or set of beliefs
older or younger than the people you work with
So, unless and until your dismissal falls under the above given scenarios, thus would unfair and discriminatory, you have claim against the employer.
However, you still have right to statuary notice or contractual notice period pay.
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