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Let go from job after 9 months

txt: To Brian at the moment i am employed by a recruitment co on a nine month contract which expires in feb 10 and then i must be let go for 3 months and be re employed after the 3 months although somebody else will be doing the work i was doing is there anything i can do about this situation thank you Denis im a truck driver

Hi Denis,

I’m afraid the answer to your question is no.  To obtain rights under the Unfair Dismissals Act you have to be twelve months in employment and it appears that after 9 months, you will be let go for three months and meantime someone else deployed to do your work.  You should note that if this has been set up by the Company the chances are that there is no obligation to re-hire you – if there is some other form of contract in place to re-hire you, you might have rights but that doesn’t appear to be the case. 

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