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Hi, I wonder if you could assist me please. I am a shopfitter
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i am employed by the same building frim for twelve years and every year the boss makes me do a week in hand, and now he said he has no work for five weeks without pay,, where do i stand in all this,pl… read more
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i have been temporarily laid off, i have now had 3 weeks off, the firm want me back again for 1 week then are laying me off again temporarily, can they do this.… read more
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A member of my staff has been laid off from 1st August 2011,
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