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I’m self-employed. I was given a verbal contract to work for a company from Christmas to the end of March, and this was later extended through until June. However when I started work they said my contract would be terminated on March 11th. Is this a breach of contract, and if I can’t find other work can I claim the full salary?

It clearly is a breach of contract and if you try and fail to find other work you will be entitled to be paid by the firm until June, claiming compensation through the County Court if necessary. However you would probably have to show what efforts you had made to find another job, and more importantly that a contract existed in the first place. If you don’t have it in writing the firm could deny that they’d offered you six months’ work.

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