My husband has started with a company in the middle of August 2017 and was let go 2 October 2017 due to them replacing him with someone returning.
He was off sick the days before he was let go and when he came back in to work on the Monday, his boss basically said he should just clear his desk and he will pay him 2 weeks pay and his holiday pay.
The issue isn't whether it was fair he was let go or not. The problem is DH was only paid for the 2 weeks and is fuming about his 3.7 days holiday entitlement he didn't get. Is it just bruised ego talking and should he be thankful for the 2 weeks pay he did receive - or should he chase/keep chasing the company up on it?
Did he do something wrong? I’d be checking they acted reasonably in letting him go. What’s their probation policy say? Yes, unless i had made a major error, I’d be chasing for holiday pay and considering unfair dismissal.
Pointless given that he has been there less than two years.
Was two weeks his notice period? If so then he's entitled to that plus holiday pay. If his notice period was less, they may be counting the holiday pay in the two weeks. Did he get the "two weeks plus holiday" in writing?
Was he entitled to payment for his sick leave and did he receive it?
If he is entitled to it then he should chase them, and if they're not agreeable he may go to small claims.
Have a look at the contract. What is the notice period? Statutory notice period is only a week with less than 2 yes service. If the contract therefore says that he is only entitled to one week and they’ve paid him two weeks then they’ve probably covered themselves off.
Yes sick within few weeks of being there! I didn't think he was that 'unfairly dismissed' at all - needed some good points to support my argument that he should take it on his chin, be happy about the 2 weeks pay and move on.
Thank you for the good advice Bombardier25966 and CharlieAndLolaCat!
OP, there are some really hateful people on here, ignore them. Your DH ought to be entitled to the contracted annual leave pro rated for the time he served. Get him to contact the company and ask for the money.