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Offered contract then withdrawn

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UnionofMultitaskers Sun 09-Mar-14 22:00:38

I wonder if someone can help.
I started a new job in March 2013 as self employed person but working for an agency that supports families. I worked ad hoc only a few hours a week and shadowed someone to learn the job. I didn't actually get any hours until July 2013. I've done approx 2-3 hours per week since then and training days too. Beginning of Jan 2014 I was offered a contract starting in April 3 days a week for 6 months working on my own (not shadowing) and getting experience to then do the last 9 months of a 1 year maternity cover. So since jan I've been working at office (usually just visit homes) doing paperwork and visiting homes. Even discussed with supervisor how I was so pleased for contract and that childcare was in place etc. Then in supervision my supervisor said that I was unable to have contract now and if I wanted to cover maternity then I could apply. I'm so shocked! I assume they are legally allowed to do this? Does anyone else think this is horrendous? Or is it totally normal to change Minds?

BlackandGold Sun 09-Mar-14 23:02:33

I'm confused as to whether you are self employed or an employee but what do you have in writing regarding this contract?

MuttonCadet Sun 09-Mar-14 23:04:25

Did you sign a contract, do you have anything in writing?

Hoppinggreen Mon 10-Mar-14 11:52:19

It very disappointing but if no signed contracts are in place can so what they want to a certain extent.

UnionofMultitaskers Wed 12-Mar-14 21:23:50

I have no contract with them. I'm self employed but work for them only. The contract they have offered me and withdrawn was never signed. So I think really they are legally right but just unprofessional

Bragadocia Wed 12-Mar-14 21:28:18

I thought that offers didn't need to be in writing to be binding. They offer verbally + you accept verbally = contract. sets it out.

UnionofMultitaskers Wed 12-Mar-14 21:31:02

Thank you so much., I'm going to look into it

Flibbertyjibbet Wed 12-Mar-14 21:36:08

If you only work for them then hmrc may consider you to be an employee rather than self employed. Sounds like they are messing you about.

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