Scenario 1: Ehsan has been under continuous employment with City Taxi Ltd for fifteen years from 0900hrs to 1530hrs from Monday to Friday.
Scenario 2: Last Sunday at 1000hrs Ehsan was contacted by Director of City Taxi Ltd through the telephone and was verbally informed that his employment was terminated, he was given 2 weeks remunerations in lieu of notice and he was asked to leave the premises of City Taxi Ltd with all his personal effects on upcoming day.
Scenario 3: Ehsan asked the Director to describe why his employment was terminated. The Director said that he never signed any written agreement with Ehsan and therefore there was no contract of employment between City Taxi Ltd. and Ehsan.
Scenario 4: The Director added he didn’t owe Ehsan any explanation as to his termination of employment.
Advise Ehsan on the following issues:
(a) Is there a contract of employment between Ehsan and City Taxi Ltd. in present circumstances?
(b) Is there any legal duty on the Director of City Taxi Ltd.? To state the reason(s) of termination of employment of a worker under the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 2008?
(c) Do the mode of notice of termination of employment and the 2 weeks payment in lieu of notice for the termination of employment of Ehsan with his employer meet the provisions of Employment Rights Act 2008?
(d) Can the action of the Director in the said circumstances be justified if he had merely told Ehsan that he was dismissed for misconduct? If not, why not?
(e) Ehsan wishes to enter a case for unfair dismissal and he is seeking advice as to which Court he must take his grievance?