Hi all I have been employed by a hire company working at the same site for 12 months. I was asked to apply for the upcoming full time job in the interview I was told that they were looking for concreters. I had no problem with that I asked if I didn’t get the full time job would I still have a job they said yes of course.
2 weeks later I received a phone call saying that I didn’t get the job and also I had to finish up at the end of the month. To say I was devastated was an understatement.
The last Wednesday before I was being let go. I was asked if I could work on for a couple of weeks I said yes but I had turned down another job thinking that they may keep me employed. They employed 2 extra blokes and another bloke from a hire company.
That Friday I received a text message saying I couldn’t work the extra couple of weeks I had been a good employee and the boss would call me later.
I’m still waiting for the phone call…
What I was wondering can I be sacked by text message and if so I reckon it’s a gutless act to sack an employee that way.
Do I have any grounds for unfair dismissal or because I was a contract worker I’m stuffed??
Thank you for listening 🤗