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Before probation en and let go - any rights?

Hello all.

Today I was ‘let go’ by my employer in the finance industry, although within my probation period rather than through redundancy.

I was on a 6 month term, initially extended from 3 months, that was due to end in the middle of august.

Before the 3 months was up, I had a short meeting with my manager and a letter explaining that the notice was being extended and that I’d have regular monthly reviews. We did not have any of these meetings.

In the last month my role changed a lot - taking on responsibilities that weren’t part of my initial job. For this reason I thought I’d be given more time to prove myself with these tasks. I’d performed them well so was looking forward to the next couple of weeks to further prove myself, before it was ended today.

I'm going to be paid PILON for a week, taking me up to the 8th August, but feel somewhat let down that I wasn’t given to the 15th prove myself in my altered role and paid notice from that date.

I realise it’s the employers prerogative to make these decisions during a probation period, however with these circumstances, feel like I’ve been hard done by.

I’ve always remained professional and and attended work throughout and I’m not seeking damages or anything! I just wondered if it’s worth putting in a written request for a few more weeks pay, without risking what I already have coming. 

Appreciate any comments, thank you.

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  • TadleyBaggieTadleyBaggie Forumite
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    Under 2 years service you have little rights unless you feel you were discriminated in a protected manner. That doesn't seem the case here. Just need to move on.
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    Provided you have been paid  the correct amount for your notice period and your notice period is the correct length of time, then your employer owes you nothing more 
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    Own_Worst_EnermyOwn_Worst_Enermy Forumite
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    edited 1 August at 7:21PM
    Problem is you can have a different employee notice period v's employer notice period so I'm sorry I'd view it along those terms. 

    Personally I've had Universal Credit step in when my last employer thought they just need not pay any due wages and I'm just so glad, whilst I refused to sign their scary contract which allowed for them to let you go anytime up until 6 months reached with no notice pay due and they even managed to tell HMRC I started a week after I had - practically I am rather over the moon I don't have to correspond with them, it would have been messy, ongoing and not worth the upset.

    Never believed we'd see the day when UC could stop employment tribunals for smallish unpaid wages, but yes UC has always been truly great to me, whilst it probably shouldn't be there for misguided employers I'll never be more thankful.

    As one door closes, another always opens. I'd found job hunting in July was better than earlier this year. My very personal advice would be to concentrate on it as a temporary job when job seeking moreso rather then did not get past probation. (just get the feeling employers think gentle sacking when you go anywhere nearing mentioning probation problem, job ending at probation etc).

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    edited 2 August at 3:20PM
    Hello all.

    Today I was ‘let go’ by my employer in the finance industry, although within my probation period rather than through redundancy.

    I was on a 6 month term, initially extended from 3 months, that was due to end in the middle of august.

    Before the 3 months was up, I had a short meeting with my manager and a letter explaining that the notice was being extended and that I’d have regular monthly reviews. We did not have any of these meetings.

    In the last month my role changed a lot - taking on responsibilities that weren’t part of my initial job. For this reason I thought I’d be given more time to prove myself with these tasks. I’d performed them well so was looking forward to the next couple of weeks to further prove myself, before it was ended today.

    I'm going to be paid PILON for a week, taking me up to the 8th August, but feel somewhat let down that I wasn’t given to the 15th prove myself in my altered role and paid notice from that date.

    I realise it’s the employers prerogative to make these decisions during a probation period, however with these circumstances, feel like I’ve been hard done by.

    I’ve always remained professional and and attended work throughout and I’m not seeking damages or anything! I just wondered if it’s worth putting in a written request for a few more weeks pay, without risking what I already have coming. 

    Appreciate any comments, thank you.
    "Probation" has virtually no meaning in employment law. All it may do is give you certain contractual rights. Providing those have been honoured then that is all you are entitled to.

    Apart from unlawful discrimination on a limited number of protected grounds any employee can be dismissed for any other reason (or no reason at all) during the first two years.
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    Hello all.

    Today I was ‘let go’ by my employer in the finance industry, although within my probation period rather than through redundancy.

    I was on a 6 month term, initially extended from 3 months, that was due to end in the middle of august.

    Before the 3 months was up, I had a short meeting with my manager and a letter explaining that the notice was being extended and that I’d have regular monthly reviews. We did not have any of these meetings.

    In the last month my role changed a lot - taking on responsibilities that weren’t part of my initial job. For this reason I thought I’d be given more time to prove myself with these tasks. I’d performed them well so was looking forward to the next couple of weeks to further prove myself, before it was ended today.

    I'm going to be paid PILON for a week, taking me up to the 8th August, but feel somewhat let down that I wasn’t given to the 15th prove myself in my altered role and paid notice from that date.

    I realise it’s the employers prerogative to make these decisions during a probation period, however with these circumstances, feel like I’ve been hard done by.

    I’ve always remained professional and and attended work throughout and I’m not seeking damages or anything! I just wondered if it’s worth putting in a written request for a few more weeks pay, without risking what I already have coming. 

    Appreciate any comments, thank you.
    "Probation" has virtually no meaning in employment law. All it may do is give you certain contractual rights. Providing those have been honoured then that is all you are entitled to.

    Apart from unlawful discrimination on a limited number of protected grounds any employee can be dismissed for any other reason (or no reason at all) during the first two years.
    So someone should have a smile on their face as they receive no wages 

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    Hello all.

    Today I was ‘let go’ by my employer in the finance industry, although within my probation period rather than through redundancy.

    I was on a 6 month term, initially extended from 3 months, that was due to end in the middle of august.

    Before the 3 months was up, I had a short meeting with my manager and a letter explaining that the notice was being extended and that I’d have regular monthly reviews. We did not have any of these meetings.

    In the last month my role changed a lot - taking on responsibilities that weren’t part of my initial job. For this reason I thought I’d be given more time to prove myself with these tasks. I’d performed them well so was looking forward to the next couple of weeks to further prove myself, before it was ended today.

    I'm going to be paid PILON for a week, taking me up to the 8th August, but feel somewhat let down that I wasn’t given to the 15th prove myself in my altered role and paid notice from that date.

    I realise it’s the employers prerogative to make these decisions during a probation period, however with these circumstances, feel like I’ve been hard done by.

    I’ve always remained professional and and attended work throughout and I’m not seeking damages or anything! I just wondered if it’s worth putting in a written request for a few more weeks pay, without risking what I already have coming. 

    Appreciate any comments, thank you.
    If your contract was to end 15 August anyway, what did you have planned for after this time? Can you contact them and ask to start earlier, or were you taking time off? 

    Does your contract state your notice period is 1 week? If so then that is what you have been given. If not, then e write to them with a copy of your contract. 
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  • 400ixl400ixl Forumite
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    Hello all.

    Today I was ‘let go’ by my employer in the finance industry, although within my probation period rather than through redundancy.

    I was on a 6 month term, initially extended from 3 months, that was due to end in the middle of august.

    Before the 3 months was up, I had a short meeting with my manager and a letter explaining that the notice was being extended and that I’d have regular monthly reviews. We did not have any of these meetings.

    In the last month my role changed a lot - taking on responsibilities that weren’t part of my initial job. For this reason I thought I’d be given more time to prove myself with these tasks. I’d performed them well so was looking forward to the next couple of weeks to further prove myself, before it was ended today.

    I'm going to be paid PILON for a week, taking me up to the 8th August, but feel somewhat let down that I wasn’t given to the 15th prove myself in my altered role and paid notice from that date.

    I realise it’s the employers prerogative to make these decisions during a probation period, however with these circumstances, feel like I’ve been hard done by.

    I’ve always remained professional and and attended work throughout and I’m not seeking damages or anything! I just wondered if it’s worth putting in a written request for a few more weeks pay, without risking what I already have coming. 

    Appreciate any comments, thank you.
    "Probation" has virtually no meaning in employment law. All it may do is give you certain contractual rights. Providing those have been honoured then that is all you are entitled to.

    Apart from unlawful discrimination on a limited number of protected grounds any employee can be dismissed for any other reason (or no reason at all) during the first two years.
    So someone should have a smile on their face as they receive no wages 

    Know what side you are on...
    Where has not receiving wages been mentioned by the OP? The OP says they will be getting PILON (pay in lieu of notice) which means they will be getting paid what they are owed.

    You are the one who randomly posted about that which was not relevant to the OP.

    Unfortunately as people have rightly said, unless there has been some discrimination law broken they are free to terminate without reason in the first 2 years. A probation period gives not additional protection unless it was an uplift in terms as part of the contract. 
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