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What is the length of the notice period your employed is required to give you in the event that he dismisses you?
It will say in your contract, have a look and check it for the the notice period. The reason I ask is because there is legislation in place to protect employees from being unfairly dismissed, but to use it you must have been employed for a year. This would include the notice period in the event that you were dismissed.
If your the length of your employment at the company (including notice period) is one year or longer then he will only be able to dismiss for one of the permitted reasons. Check you notice period and get back to me
If you have been employed for less than a year at the time of dismissal then you are in a difficult position. An employer can dismiss an employee (who has been employed for less than a year) whether he has a good reason or not. Provided he gives full notice and otherwise complies with the contract, the employee has no remedy against this employer unless you can prove that the employer breached a term of your contract of employment. You should check your contract to see if you think he has breached any of th terms. If he has then you may be able to sue him for breach of contract, but this is a little more complicated than pursuing a claim under employment legislation at an employment tribunal.
In short employees are in a very difficult position until they have been employed for a year. Once they have, employees received significant protection under employment legislation.
Let's hope that things improve and you make it past one years employment
I posted my original post as a answer in error - it should have been an info request. My second post is the answer, do please let me know if you require any further information or follow-up questions.