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Can I just check if you received a new contract when the company was taken over?
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Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. To be able to dismiss you immediately on the spot and without notice, they would need to show that you were guilty of gross misconduct, something so serious that it justifies immediate dismissal. What you did appears to be a case of negligence, rather than serious misconduct. I would very much hope the employer does not look at it as gross misconduct to try and justify the dismissal for that and not give notice.
If they decide to dismiss without notice, you would be able to challenge them on the basis that this should only happen in gross misconduct cases and considering what happened here, it should not be treated as such,
If you had to then challenge them further, you would be seeking a claim for wrongful dismissal or breach of contract to try and recover the pay due to you under the notice period.
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Hi, I am sorry to hear about this. Unfortunately we do not do any representation as we are an online chat service only. You will have to search around for a no win no fee solicitor But also remember that the Employment Tribunal claims process is free to start with and you do not need a lawyer to make a claim and a lot of people claim themselves.
For now it is a case of appealing fist and then you need to approach ACAS to start the early conciliation process