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My son worked for a ompany that closed down without notice end of January, they transferred him to another company in the group but he has not had a new contract or had the promised payrise
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Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
He is 18, Works as a Chef

He worked for one restaurant, which was closed for month of jan for lowest month of takings,

It still was open for snacks which son did, during this time he also worked in other restaurants in group and did outside functions.

On the last weekend he was told that the next week he would be working in another restaurant in group, that is 30 miles away but he's done it.

His payslip has changed companies because old one is closed, and he has not had a new contract, no payrise, or confirmation of anything. He has asked about contract and they said it will be along shortley

The last couple of weeks he has been working more shifts he should be on 8 and now this week is another on of 9 almost 10

He is disheartened, Is he in contract and where does he stand
Solicitor: Ben Jones, UK Lawyer replied 6 years ago
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Hello, my colleague has asked me to assist with your query as it is more my area of law. How long has he worked there in total (including old company)?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

He went there in September 2010 for work experience and by the end of the month he was taken on as a part time worker, Weekends and some times in week, usually Thursday after work Experience

They offered him a permanent job after Christmas and he started there beginning of March 2011. He worked at that premises until the end of January 2012.

In February when he asked about Decembers Credit Card Tips he was told the company is no more and they had been left within the old company.

So he missed out on that.

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Solicitor: Ben Jones, UK Lawyer replied 6 years ago
Thanks and just to clarify - what specific questions do you have about this?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
My son is being given the run around.

His old contract said he could work in other restaurants in the group which he did occasionally.

Now he is working for a new company, as the old one was closed. The companies are completely seperate but under an umbrella. He must have been given his P45 from number 1 to join number 2 ergo he has been employed somewhere else.

He asked about a new contract in February, and they said probably, but nothing has happened.

He is so unhappy with how things are panning out he is thinking of leaving, so where does he stand on notice period.

Solicitor: Ben Jones, UK Lawyer replied 6 years ago
Thanks for this information. I'm just going offline but I will pick this up first thing in the morning if thats OK?
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