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    Hi

    This is my first post.

    I was working as a contractor for just over a month with a credit card company. Meanwhile a recruiting agency persistently phoned me to interview for another online retail company. At first he didnt say any interview, he said it would be casual chat with somone from his agency who works in that company. Only after agreeing he sends an interview confirmation email.

    Long story short, during the first round of telephone interview, which went very well, I was asked by the person interviweing me, if I knew so and so guys (including my manager's manager) in the company I was currently working. I said to her that I worked for them. After the interview my manager recieves an SMS and she sarcastically comments that she got a feedback request for someone who joined the company within one month. (This comment was pointing directly to me). I know this as I was sitting next to her. I immediately inform this to the reruiting agency, who assure me that it would be a mere conincidence and that nobody would have told my manager. So I trusted them and didnt take any action.

    And two days later I am fired from the company I was working for without any notice citing performance issues (i.e I'm pairing to get things done). This performance reason is an excuse for my manager to get rid of me. Since she recieved the text her behaviour towards me changed and used to be harsh (finding ways to blame). I wasnt given any notice either.

    When I told this to the recruiting agency, they cancelled my second round interview as the retail company said that I was blaming them for unprofessionalism.

    Now I'm a bit confused of what do to, I lost my job and the company who wanted to hire me turned me down.

    There has been an abuse of power from my manager and cofidentialy protection was missed by the company trying to interview me. I feel like taking them to court, but as I havent done this before I'm very unclear on where to start. Any guidance here will be helpful.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathus View Post
    Hi

    This is my first post.

    I was working as a contractor for just over a month with a credit card company. Meanwhile a recruiting agency persistently phoned me to interview for another online retail company. At first he didnt say any interview, he said it would be casual chat with somone from his agency who works in that company. Only after agreeing he sends an interview confirmation email.

    Long story short, during the first round of telephone interview, which went very well, I was asked by the person interviweing me, if I knew so and so guys (including my manager's manager) in the company I was currently working. I said to her that I worked for them. After the interview my manager recieves an SMS and she sarcastically comments that she got a feedback request for someone who joined the company within one month. (This comment was pointing directly to me). I know this as I was sitting next to her. I immediately inform this to the reruiting agency, who assure me that it would be a mere conincidence and that nobody would have told my manager. So I trusted them and didnt take any action.

    And two days later I am fired from the company I was working for without any notice citing performance issues (i.e I'm pairing to get things done). This performance reason is an excuse for my manager to get rid of me. Since she recieved the text her behaviour towards me changed and used to be harsh (finding ways to blame). I wasnt given any notice either.

    When I told this to the recruiting agency, they cancelled my second round interview as the retail company said that I was blaming them for unprofessionalism.

    Now I'm a bit confused of what do to, I lost my job and the company who wanted to hire me turned me down.

    There has been an abuse of power from my manager and cofidentialy protection was missed by the company trying to interview me. I feel like taking them to court, but as I havent done this before I'm very unclear on where to start. Any guidance here will be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Move on.

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    You fell for the agency's oldest trick... move on. Nam and shame though.. perhaps on your LinkedIn too, but do it in a very clever indirect way kind of thing.

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    Recommend you move back to a permanent job. It's not easy in the contract world and frankly you sound far too naïve.

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    If you were working for a company only for 1 month, why did you accept an invitation from another agency?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathus View Post
    Hi

    This is my first post.

    I was working as a contractor for just over a month with a credit card company. Meanwhile a recruiting agency persistently phoned me to interview for another online retail company. At first he didnt say any interview, he said it would be casual chat with somone from his agency who works in that company. Only after agreeing he sends an interview confirmation email.

    Long story short, during the first round of telephone interview, which went very well, I was asked by the person interviweing me, if I knew so and so guys (including my manager's manager) in the company I was currently working. I said to her that I worked for them. After the interview my manager recieves an SMS and she sarcastically comments that she got a feedback request for someone who joined the company within one month. (This comment was pointing directly to me). I know this as I was sitting next to her. I immediately inform this to the reruiting agency, who assure me that it would be a mere conincidence and that nobody would have told my manager. So I trusted them and didnt take any action.

    And two days later I am fired from the company I was working for without any notice citing performance issues (i.e I'm pairing to get things done). This performance reason is an excuse for my manager to get rid of me. Since she recieved the text her behaviour towards me changed and used to be harsh (finding ways to blame). I wasnt given any notice either.

    When I told this to the recruiting agency, they cancelled my second round interview as the retail company said that I was blaming them for unprofessionalism.

    Now I'm a bit confused of what do to, I lost my job and the company who wanted to hire me turned me down.

    There has been an abuse of power from my manager and cofidentialy protection was missed by the company trying to interview me. I feel like taking them to court, but as I havent done this before I'm very unclear on where to start. Any guidance here will be helpful.

    Thanks,

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    Why do you think you were unfairly dismissed? Did you have a contract of employment, or a contract of services? If the latter, then unfair dismissal doesn't come into it - the client no longer required yourCo's services and terminated in line with the provisions in the contract.

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    You NEVER tell an agent your current client.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    If you were working for a company only for 1 month, why did you accept an invitation from another agency?
    I always do.

    You never know when you are likely to be canned, always keep thine options open with the added benefit of wasting as much agent time as possible...

    I wouldn't have given as much away as the OP though, really got kippered there.

    Agree with the consensus, forget it, move on...

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    I am not sure what is unfair about it as you are a contractor. Even as a permanent person you have no rights until 2 years with a company.

    You could complain to HR of the companies involved. That would probably be digging the hole further.

    Cheers for sharing and a great reminder that careless talk costs gigs. Nothing you can do now except(as everyone else says) move on.

    Good luck!

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