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    You have no protection during a probationary period. After this, you need warnings or it has to be gross misconduct.
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    My mum worked for the same company for 7 years, and then her boss changed, and he didn't like her, so she got a load of *****ing.

    She switched her job to another company, with a 4 week probationary period.

    The day before she was off probation she was fired. Had she stayed for one more day they would have had to give her 6 weeks, but as she was still technically on probation she was fired with absolutely no notice.

    The funny thing was she was told the Monday before that she had the job, then the Thursday they decided to fire her, but didn't actually tell her until the Tuesday after that.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    You have no protection during a probationary period. After this, you need warnings or it has to be gross misconduct.
    It's worth noting that although this is true, if the OP/OP's friend hasn't been turning up for work, they can hold warning meetings in your absence. (ie, if it's a large company, they can leave a note in your pidgeonhole/on your clockcard whatever to attend such-and-such a meeting, and if you're not there because you haven't been in to collect your note, they will hold the meeting in your absense. You'll usually be informed in writing about this and the conclusions of the meeting, though.

    My brother found this when he stopped turning up for work.
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    if there is a contract it will say there but as he has lost it that will not help. He should have signed a copy which they will have so he can always ask to see that.
 
 
 
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