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Good morning, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a practising solicitor with several years experience and I will be assisting you today. Please note that this is a Q and A platform and no lawyer client relationship is created. How long had the employee worked for the company? Were they employed under a contract of employment?
Thank you, ***** ***** an employee worked for the company for a week had an accident at work and was then dismissed?
Thank you for the clarification, to be able to pursue a claim for unfair dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996 an employee must have been employed continuously for two years. In these circumstances, the employee is unable to pursue the company for unfair dismissal, most employers are well versed in the legislation and will often dismiss an employee with less than two years service for rather minimal issues.
The only way to prove this would be to take the matter to tribunal, however the employee is unable to pursue that a claim for unfair dismissal due to his level of service.
Regrettably there is very little that can be done (as the employer is probably aware). You could try to pursue for breach of contract if the employee was not given any notice however this would depend on the terms of the contract.
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