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    I was unable to commit to work last week due to having the flu and being very sick which I have proof.

    However, in the company policy, they said if I accumulate a number of points during the first month of work, they will have to let me go.

    I was sick and very poorly for goodness sake, how can I work and perform properly (this job is based on speed) when I am ill? I have proof.

    They acknowledged this however they said they will have to let me go based on the points, this would have been my 4th week.

    I was told I would not get sick pay because I was on a 12 week contract, 40 hours a week.
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    Is there anything I can do?
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    Read your contract as that should indicate when they can let you go. Its unlikely you can do anything as you havent worked there long enough.

    Feel free to confirm this with CAB.

    basically they can dismiss you for anything they like until you have worked there 2 years (except for anything discrimination related) as you have no right to appeal it

    it's a shame and if you had flu you can't work through that but it does leave a bad impression if you take sick leave (especially a lot of it) while you're new

    I'm not sure about the pay thing, but I think that they can basically set whatever rules they like (until you qualify for SSP which you didn't for 1 week off) and it's normal not to get sick pay when you're very new as you haven't 'earned' it
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