Can my daughter be forced to resign?
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My daughter is 21 and on the autistic spectrum. She has a part time job two days per week at Poundland on what I think is a zero hours contract. Her hours very each week. She has been there 7 months. Recently, she put in her holiday dates and they were declined as they said that other people had already taken those dates. Unfortunately she was late submitting them as she didn't realise the importance of submitting early. However, the family holiday is booked and paid for and we are unable to leave her at home on her own. They have asked her to resign as they can't accommodate her request so that they can hire someone else. She has submitted a letter giving two weeks notice prior to the 6th August, but I am beginning to think that this can't be right? Any advice or sources of information gratefully received. TIA
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you need to find out what her contract is.
If she is permanently employed then her options are resign, don’t turn up (pretty bad) or don’t go on the holiday and find a friend/relative to stay with.
The only grounds for unfair dismissal in the first 2 years are discrimination, but if only a certain number of people can be off work at any one time then that is not discrimination.
if it’s zero hours than she doesn’t have to accept them.