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What provinces is this please?
The is a breach of your employment contract and you should know the verbal agreements are binding.
In terms of the overall situation is doesn't matter if they say you are a probationary employee or not. The law in BC is that after you've worked there for three months you are entitled to termination pay (of one week's pay until you've been there for a year and then it becomes two weeks) regardless of whether they say you are on probation or not.
But in terms of the benefits, they cannot breach the contract and say you are not eligible for benefits as that will matter to you.
You can tell them that they are in breach of their contract with you and if necessary you will retain a lawyer and sue for damages.
The damages will be the loss of benefits that you are entitled to and need.
Because you only worked there for a few months you are not entitled to more than one week's pay in lieu of notice.
So there is really nothing you can do because if you were to sue that is all you would get.
I am sorry about that.
There is no way for you to force them to do that. Unfortunate, because you are not in s union there's nothing you can do when an employer is unfair except quit and sue for constructive dismissal. But as we discussed you would not be entitled to anything by way of damages because you didn't work there long enough.
I didn't get you first reply at all. I am glad you tried again. I can see the post now.
You are entitled to benefits and yes they did breach the contract.You can sue if you had any expenses that should have been covered from the time the probation ended until the time your employment ends.