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I was the deputy manager until last week when I stepped down to team leader , I was but on performance improvement in July and was given until Aug to improve with no training form her or anyone else , she hasn't given until then she gave me the letter on Friday
If you have been continuously employed at your place of work for less than 2 years then your employment rights will be somewhat limited. Most importantly, you will not be protected against unfair dismissal. This means that your employer can dismiss you for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as their decision is not based on discriminatory grounds (i.e. because of gender, race, religion, age, a disability, sexual orientation, etc.) or because you were trying to assert any of your statutory rights (e.g. requesting maternity/paternity leave, etc.). In the event that the reason for dismissal fell within these categories, then the dismissal will either be automatically unfair, or there will be a potential discrimination claim.
If the dismissal had nothing to do with any of the above exceptions then you would not be able to challenge it and your only protection would be if you were not paid your contractual notice period. Unless you were dismissed for gross misconduct, you would be entitled to receive your contractual notice period. If you did not have a written contract in place you would be entitled to the minimum statutory notice period of 1 week. Your employer would either have to allow you to work that notice period and pay you as normal, or they will have to pay you in lieu of notice.
If you were not paid your notice period when you were due one, that would amount to wrongful dismissal (which is different to unfair dismissal) and you could make a claim in an employment tribunal to recover the pay for the notice period that you should have been given. There is a 3-month time limit from the date of dismissal to submit the claim.
She treats all the male colleges I work with different and has even told me she want rid of him the day she start without even working with him
But have you been treated differently because of gender?
we all believe so she set me up to fail on my shifts leaving me with minimum staff or even on my own so I fail at something I was made to to 3 day of work from 8am in the morning till close of business which is 12 at night with out a break
I believe so she set up my shift so I'm made to fail butting me on with no staff or new in busy periods , I was made to work 3 shift back to back of 8am starts to 12 close with out a break as it was that busy
this will still not prevent a potential dismissal though, it will only result in you having a potential claim for discrimination but to get anything out of that you need to make a claim in the employment tribunal (£350 fee) and if it goes to a hearing you will also have to pay a hearing fee of £950 - that is all before you are even guaranteed to get anything back
Great so she can do what she likes I have nothing and my family suffers because she did likes me , what a great legal system we have
I agree that it is not always perfect and whilst employees do have certain rights it will not cover all situations unfortunately. I'm sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you wanted to hear but I hope you understand I have a duty to explain the law as it actually stands and sometimes this does mean delivering bad news. Please let me know if you need me to clarify anything.
no it took me 6 month to find this job , no wonder employment so high if people like her are running business
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