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  1. Hi there, mmm, can only speak from experience but feel that you might me reading too much into the compromise agreement. I would have though it standard practice for this to be issued. I have a similar situation in that I raised grievances, complaints were then suddenly produced against me which I proved false but it was clear that my company was going to do anything to stop me pusuing my grievances. i agreed to a 'gagging order' in exchange for a settlement just to get out of there and move on but agree it is frustrating - after all I have done nothing wrong and they know this so why the
  2. Hi, Just wanted to give you an update in case it helps anyone in a similar situation. I submitted a lengthy statement and supporting evidence which pretty much discredited all of the claims. I attended the disciplinary hearing but it was clear that my employer didn't want to pursue it. My boss clearly didn't believe the allegations and I don't know whether he was involved in their production but he didn't want me to pursue the disciplinary and the grievances I had raised. He gave me various options, including staying with the company but I could not work there anymore and we a
  3. Hi there, It makes me sad that so many people experience really unreasonable treatment at work and nothing is done about the perpetrators. It seems so unfair. I am sorry that your husband is continuing to have such a miserable time at work. Has he thought about looking for a new job? I know it sounds defeatist but I feel he will continue to be victimized for any past or future grievances raised and it can't be good for him or you?
  4. Hi there, I can only offer some support and advice from my own experience but there are lots of good people here who can help you. The best thing I can say is to try and remain objective. I know this is difficult from bitter experience but its the only way you will get through this. I think that you need to put your health first and try and get out of this situation as best you can. It may not be the fairest outcome but the most important thing is that you manage your stress levels and don't end up in hospital - no job is worth it. It is clear that your current employers no l
  5. Hi, Do you mind telling us what the allegations are for? The reason I ask this is that it is sometimes hard to put it down in writing but you can at least get more constructive advice. I was recently in a position whereby a number of staff colluded in false statements against me. Although the allegations (of bullying ) were untrue and were basically produced by members of staff who were already on performance improvement plans from a previous manager, it was my word against theirs and ultimately I didn't think my company was being supportive so I mamanged to arrange a settlement.
  6. Hi there, I am assuming that your manager was not serious when he sent this email to you? If you have a formal HR department, suggest raising a grievance as Tiglet says however my only concern would be possible reprisals. If your manager is married to the Ops Director, I am not sure you would get very far with the complaint and if your manager is so immature to send these emails in the first place, he probably wouldn't be above trying to get back at you in some way. Do you want to stay with this company?
  7. Hi Breeze, Thanks for the advice - that's exactly what I am going to do. I don't trust my boss one inch anymore. I think he is just being a complete coward. He refused to say any of this in front of anyone else so I had to speak to him alone but I will someone with me next time I go into work. Thanks again.
  8. Hi Dax, I hope you don't mind me saying but it all sounds a bit dodgy to me. I have worked in sales for 12 years now and the majority of my salary is commission based. However, I think it is a bit strange that you didn't get a copy of your contract before you started. In sales, you should always scrutinise your contract to check any restrictive covenants which might make moving on difficult. I also find it strange that you should have to sign something to say you agree to the terms before you had a chance to read them? 9 months probation is pretty steep as well although as someone right
  9. Hi everyone, Well I decided to attend the hearing which was a bit of a sham to be honest. It was clear that they had already made their mind up. An hour into the meeting my boss suggested that we have break and asked if I would have an off the record chat with him, which I agreed to. He suggested various options that would allow me to continue working and also an option if I would drop my grievances against the company and and future claims against the company...... He put a reasonable offer on the table. So I agreed to think about it and come back to him next week if I was interest
  10. Hi, I think you misunderstood. The idea is to have an off the record chat with my employer regarding an exit deal to avoid the disciplinary process and potential tribual. The problem with this is that I want to go to the hearing to clear my name but there is of course the risk that this won't happen with the best will in the world.
  11. Hi, I need some advice about whether to attend my disciplinary hearing. I have submitted a full statement in response to the complaints made against me, which is now being reviewed by my employer and probably their solicitors. My hearing was postponed until friday. My solicitor says that I should not go to the hearing and should speak to my employer to try and settle this off the record. The thing is that I have done nothing wrong - nothing to warrent any kind of disciplinary action and the statments they took are false and malicious. I have submitted reasonable responses
  12. Hi there, Having worked in the contract recruitment industry for over 12 years now, I thought I would give you my honest response to your situation. Contract recruitment agencies supplying drivers don't make a great deal of commission per contractor - the margins are very low - so it becomes a numbers game. Righty or wrongly, orangeprimate is correct in that this woman will not be interested in you because she stands to start losing commission payments because you are going permanent with this company. Sometimes the agency will get a commission payment for contractors who go permane
  13. Hi there, It doesn't sound like a good situation you are in. I would suggest speaking to a solicitor before you act any further.
  14. Hi there, I know it is easy to say but you need to get some sleep and try to eat - you need your strength to look at this objectively - believe me I am there! I have my first ever disciplinary tomorrow and am terrified! I am not an expert and can only give you advice from my own experience. It sounds to me that you have some pretty good arguments - you are not being treated fairly and consistently with other employees, you weren't trained sufficiently etc, which could help in a tribunal? Like I said I am new to this and just going through it myself but there are some good peop
  15. Hi there, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped me over the past 5 weeks. I have my disciplinary hearing tomorrow - at last! I have prepared a written reponse which is about two inches thick and can only hope for the best now. This whole experience has been a life lesson to me - I had no idea how mean people and employers could be before being faced with my own disciplinary and reading about others' experiences. I am very anxious about tomorrow and having to walk through the offices and predict this could take all day - does anyone have any suggestions to help m
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