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Is there a case for breach of contract / discrimination ?
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Looking for some guidance:
I had a temporary contract with a recruitment agency on an assignment with a well known retailer. I started work on the 31st of August 2020 and I was dismissed on January 12th (yesterday). The temporary contract was on-going for a maximum of 9 months with no specified end date. I've read that after 8 or 12 weeks temporary workers have the same rights as those on permanent contracts. I was never late and I never had any warnings against me. Throughout my employment with the agency I often had shifts cancelled with a few hours notice. At the end of November I was asked to park off site and was told that all temporary employees need to park in the overflow car park which is 2 miles from site as opposed to the first come, first serve parking on site. The company did provide us with a coach to transfer us back and forth and it added an extra 30 - 40 minutes to my working day. I didn't think much at the time but after further research this may be a form of discrimination - giving clear favouritism to permanent employees at the expense of temporary employees. Certain temporary employees were given permission to park on site if they had children or other commitments.
In addition, on our contract it states that either party can give 1 week's notice for termination of employment. The agency told me that my contract would be terminated on the day they notified me (January 12th) and I would be paid for 2 shifts as opposed to the 4 that I was booked for the week. If the notice period is 1 week, then surely I would have been able to work my notice or be paid for the shifts that were scheduled. To me this feels it could be a breach of contract.
My question is, do I have enough evidence to form a case of discrimination / breach of contract against the recruitment agency ? I did ask for feedback and they said that I was on the list of temporary employees that the retailer wanted released and there was no feedback given. It is important to note that several of us were released (approximately 100) and that the recruitment agency has been highly incompetent from the start.