28 weeks pg - given notice to terminate on wednesday

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troubleatwork Posts: 5
[quote:3s6uaqls]I've just been fired, i supposidly have relationship issue, both with customers of work and other employees. I had a review last february, well not exactly a review, two customer complained about me, one problem was not my fault, and second was misunderstanding and boss accepted that at time, I got called in by boss yesterday and was told that I'd not improved since Feb, dont know what I was supposed to imporve, not that kind of rewieve in FEB, but that now, I was being given two months notice from friday, will be due to finish the day that was supposed to be last day prior to maternity leave. Also the other staff I work with are apparently terrified of me. First I heard of this, why do they always ask me to help if thats the case. Feels like he doesnt want to pay maternity, or for holidays during maternity, I know a problem arose in Feb but feel it has been blown out of proportion since i told them I was pg. They are supposed to pay for continuous training for me and have had none since told them I was pg, last one was after meeting in FEB. REally dont want to be here at moment, but dont know what to do. Its a small specialised industry so dont think unfair dismissal is really an option.[/quote:3s6uaqls] I had this posted in preg & babies, but got advised to post here too. Some great advise given in P & B but would like opinions of others here too. am a regular, just went under the radar for this.
MrsJayKay Posts: 3025
YOu poor thing! The best advise I can give you is to contact a Solicitor. It dosn't have to go to the Employment Appeals Tribunal. You're solicitor will be able to give you advise on how to best handle the situation. Hope it works out well for you......Best of luck with your pregnancy.
Ginger Rogers Posts: 442
Oh my God that's dreadful, you poor poor thing. All I would say is, in our new "diplomatic society", it's extremely difficult to actually sack someone, ie, all the necessary steps need to be taken, and recorded, and even after that it's extremely difficult, so if they haven't given you 2 verbal warnings, followed by a written, they are violating your rights big time. I would get straight onto a solicitor if I were you. I'm really sorry for your troubles, and I wish you the very best in the future xxx
sun flowers Posts: 3421
"Also the other staff I work with are apparently terrified of me."........ what have you done to make them terrified of you....... are you telling us the full story......... why would your employer say that to you........
troubleatwork Posts: 5
[quote="Sun Flowers ":3j72yx6c]"Also the other staff I work with are apparently terrified of me."........ what have you done to make them terrified of you....... are you telling us the full story......... why would your employer say that to you........[/quote:3j72yx6c] Thats my point! I dont know!
Mrs Febbride Posts: 1234
Can you talk to any of your colleagues to see if there is truth in this..some times we can be aggresive or harsh without realising it? Just best to have full story before you take any action.. Mind yourself and babs at this difficult time :wv
sun flowers Posts: 3421
[quote="troubleatwork":20132wbp][quote="Sun Flowers ":20132wbp]"Also the other staff I work with are apparently terrified of me."........ what have you done to make them terrified of you....... are you telling us the full story......... why would your employer say that to you........[/quote:20132wbp] Thats my point! I dont know![/quote:20132wbp]well.... have you had arguments with staff or are they afraid to approach you....
Little Kitty Posts: 914
Just because they are a specialised industry doesn't mean the same rules and regulations regarding employee rights etc doesn't apply. Can you contact the labour court and get their advice your situation? Also seek legal advice, unless you're still on probation I don't think they can just sack u without prior warnings. Can you speak with your fellow colleagues and get their stories, maybe you did upset them in some way without realising or doing it intentionally. Best of luck and I really hope things work out for you.
bride. Posts: 3014
Can you ask for clarification on why your colleagues are apparently terrified of you? I don't think it would be a good idea to approach your colleagues, I can't imagine a very honest conversation happening. You wouldn't know if they were telling the truth anyway and then it could always be misconstrued that you were attacking them for complaining about you, if they did at all, but it seems that your bosses are trying to misconstrue things to paint you in a bad light so best to be careful.
missusbyrne Posts: 31
Get yourself to a solicitor quickly - what they have done is against the law - have you been given 2 verbal warnings, and one written warning before being dismissed? If not, they are in trouble anyway and the fact that they have done this while you are pregnant means they have also landed themselves in a whole lot of other trouble also. I assume you are in permanent full time employment?
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