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Are you there. I am so confused already.
My question is about fixed term contracts.
Mine will end on the 24th July. Five colleagues have had theirs extended but not me. 3 have been in employment for 8 months, 1 for 4 months and I have been in employment for 16 months. Another has been in employment for 18 months. I believe I have been unfairly selected for dismissal. My conduct has been good. No grounds for dismissal. I had a letter left in the pigeon hole at work. That was it. I have asked for the reasons why I have been selected and await answers.
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For Ben Jones
Thank you for your answer. I already researched much of what you told me on line, and knew about the potentiallly fair reasons.
My contract was fixed term due to funding. Funding in my department fluctuates from year to year. My contract says I would receive a week's notice. I was told this from the outset.
What I want an answer to is this. When one employee must be dismissed but there are 6 employees on fixed term contracts, all due to end at the same time, should there be a selection process in order to decide which one of the employees should go? Is that when the potentially fair reasons criteria kicks in?
The only variable here is our length of service in the job. I'm second longest serving of the 6 employees.
I still need a bit more information. I have asked for a meeting about this.
My dismissal is given as 'reduced funding in the department', therefore I believe I am being made redundant as there are no other reasons given.
So, should there be a selection process for the six employees, of which I am one? Am I entitled to ask on what grounds I was selected?
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