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How long exactly has he worked for the company, it's very important to establish if he has worked there for one year or not.
Unfortunately employees who have worked for an employer for less than 12 month do not have the right not to be unfairly dismissed under employment legislation.
Rightly or wrongly until an employee has been employed for 12 months the employer can terminate the contract of employment for any reason whatsoever and provided they have given the correct amount of notice and have not breached any other term of the employment contract then the employee will have no claim.
I'm very sorry it could not be better news. Employees have very limited protection until the one year limit.
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