I had been working in my position since 18 December 2019, and was sadly let go today (27 May). In my contract it states clearly my probation lasts for three months, however, I had not had a meeting about this, and had even asked my team leader who said that it is in the works. I was let go with one week notice, which I thought was very short. I am now wondering if the company shouldn't have been obliged to give me a longer notice period, especially considering the company had not given me the performance review I had expected and also asked for.
Here are the relevant points in my contract:
2.5 The first 3 months of the Employment will be a probationary period. During this period your performance and conduct will be monitored. At the end of the probationary period your performance will be reviewed and if found satisfactory your appointment will be confirmed.
13.1 You are entitled to receive not less than one week’s notice for each completed year of service up to a maximum of twelve week’s for twelve or more year’s service. You are obliged to give the company 3 calendar month notice of termination of service.
13.3 We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to pay you salary in lieu of notice.
Does this mean, regardless of my situation with probation, I was always in danger of being let go at a weeks notice? Or if I had worked with them next year, that they could let me go with only 2 weeks notice?