A lad at work has asked me to try and find out what his rights are as he doesn't have the internet.
Basically, when he & his mate started,. they were put on a 3 month trial period. I think they call it a probationary period in their letter. Anyway, they had their review & what have you.
today they both get letters saying their 3 month period has been extended for another 3 months.
Waffles on that the company hasn't been able to monitor their progress or some crap like that.
The lads are understandably worried that they're going to get laid off over Xmas/new years & want to know where they stand.
This lad who's asked is adamant he's got rights as he's worked at ours for about 5 months now. He cites this 12 week cut off point. Not sure what he's referring to. I thought you only had any rights after 12 months pretty much & full rights (regarding redundancy pay etc) after 24 months.
I've been searching but can't find much in a definitive way. Anyone have a link handy that i can print out?