thread Surely that has to break all sorts of employment laws?
That is massively fucked up. Or has the UK become even more wold west Murican since I left?
permalink nothing new, 20 years ago I was hauled into a disciplinary review
for taking a sick day during my probation at BT

only difference between then and now is that you don't get to lodge a claim of unfair dismissal until you've been employed for 2 years, it used to be 1.
permalink That's shocking
So for two years, they have carte blanche to do whatever the fuck they like? That ain't right! Some things certainly are better here in NZ
permalink well they do have to go through a full disciplinary procedure
so you can't really fire someone for a sick day, but the reality is that most people in such jobs are either on zero hours or agency contracts, so it's not being sacked, it's just not being given hours. And a tribunal isn't going to even look at your case as a short-timer, unless actual discrimination is involved.
permalink You seem to know a suspicious amount
about this.
permalink nope
in the first two years you can just be handed your notice without reason, no disciplinary required. Which is why employees of less than two years don't get statutory redundancy in the case of job losses.

However if you have evidence that the underlying reason is discrimination you can take them to tribunal.
permalink If it's in your probation period
they can basically dump you for pretty much any reason with little come back.*

(* though if you can prove discrimination all bets are off)
permalink Probation period is standard and legal.
Also, some staff started today without 12h off shift since yesterday and we were told that we may have to take our breaks in two 15 minute chunks.
permalink A couple of us had to do the less-than-12h thing last year
and were given an extra day Annual Leave in compensation.
permalink Is that a thing now?
I wonder if it includes travel? If so my boss owes me a ton of time off....

Oh hang on, he knows exactly how much time I spend arsing about on the internet..
permalink I don't think it's an official thing.
But my place is pretty good about that sort of stuff. They also gave us taxi expenses, because we didn't leave the office till 1am.
permalink We've discussed this before
Your boss is a lunatic, I wouldn't dare broach the subject with him!
permalink Mine's a total cunt too
The fucker doesn't even seem to pay me, from what I can tell
permalink Man, what a cunt
Sorry mate!