If an employer terminated the employment contract before the appointed starting date, what can an employee do?
Once an employment contract has been signed, both employers and employees should be prepared to fulfil their contractual obligations. In exceptional cases when they are not able to do so, they should inform the other party as soon as possible. They should try to resolve the matter amicably and explain the reason where possible.
If the employer terminated the contract before the employee started work, the Employment Claims Act does not apply as the employee has not started work.
An employee will not be able to claim notice pay or any compensation under the Employment Claims Act. The employee can consider filing a civil claim in Court.