Bride finds out she's been fired from her job on her wedding day

Stressed newlywed wife finding out her husband is cheating on her
-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)


A newly married bride has claimed she was sacked from her job on the day of her wedding. Entrepreneur and content creator Ben Askins spoke to the woman on the latest episode of his podcast show.

During episode, the woman alleged she received notice of termination on her wedding day via a text message. In a clip shared to Ben’s TikTok, the anonymous woman explained that half an hour after her ceremony, she received a text message from her boss via Whatsapp to say she’d been fired.

A screenshot of the message read: “Hey… I hope your wedding went well and you had a nice time away. I just wanted to let you know that the decision has been made to unfortunately let you go.

"An email has been sent to your personal email addressing detailing this. I am really sorry that it didn’t work out and wish you all the best moving forward.”

Ben commented: “That’s one of the worst things I’ve ever heard. It’s meant to be one of the best, most amazing days ever and they’ve done that.”

The bride explained she checked her emails straight away. She read: “I hope your wedding went well, you had a good time. This email is to inform you that your employment with [blank] will be terminated effective May 20.

“Your employment has been terminated as we unfortunately feel your performance doesn’t meet the expectations that we require for the role.” The bride described the action as a “coward’s way out”.

She added: “They had the opportunity to do it in person. Everyone was let go in person except for me."

A number of people have posted their thoughts and own experiences in the comment section. Eagle Dami asked: “Is this even legal to do on holidays?”

While another claimed: “I was fired, by phone, while leaving my mother's funeral. My absence was ‘an inconvenience to the company’.”

Kelin wrote: “I worked for a small company for seven years, and my husband worked there too. At 28 weeks pregnant I was admitted to the hospital for bed rest.

"A week later they called my husband and told him to let me know they were letting me go because my performance hadn't been satisfactory. A few hours later I had to have an emergency C-section.”

According to the Department of Work and Pensions, in certain circumstances you may be able to take legal action against an employer for an unfair dismissal. A dismissal could be considered unfair if an employer does not have a good reason to dismiss an employee, or the company's formal disciplinary or dismissal process.

According to the DWP, situations where a dismissal is likely to be unfair include:

  • asked for flexible working

  • refused to give up your working time rights - for example, to take rest breaks

  • resigned and gave the correct notice period

  • joined a trade union

  • took part in legal industrial action that lasted 12 weeks or less

  • needed time off for jury service

  • applied for maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • were on any maternity, paternity and adoption leave you’re entitled to

  • tried to enforce your right to receive Working Tax Credits

  • exposed wrongdoing in the workplace (whistleblowing)

  • were forced to retire (known as ‘compulsory retirement’)

If an employee is dismissed, they must be given at least the notice stated in your contract or the statutory minimum notice period, whichever is longer. However, an employee can be dismissed immediately in some situations, such as violence.