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I was employed by a firm for 17 years, had a collective

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I was employed by a firm for 17 years , had a collective contract , but the firm restructured in Feb17 and my duties ceased . The next day I was re employed at shorter hours

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

Yes with my lawyer but did not pursue the fact that I had no contract given for this new position I requested a contract several times but the CEO du=id not give me one

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

I did for both of my contracts . 1 for the position of a support worker and 1 for the position of coorindator

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Because I believe that because I had no current contract for my position as coorindator , I was not transferred to the nrew company n

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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
Are you still employed or have you been made redundant now? If so, how long since then? It is illegal not to have a written contract of course although usually the previous contract terms run over. But they should have still given you a contract in writing
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