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  1. as previously mentioned they are trying to sort this out. They had a payment plan in place with the council directly for the arrears their partner lost their job the council refused to reduce the payment plan and insisted on the attchement to earnings which meant they almost lost their home
  2. Employers switchboard, I took the call. They asked for the person (who doesn't usually receive calls) I asked who it was and they said "council enforcement officers". I didn't pput the call through as they were unavailable. They did have an attachment to earnings a couple of years ago. They also asked for this persons partner. They are worried the bailiffs will turn up here. I guess it could be; but it is a little ambiguous in that, as I understand it, they cannot visit a workplace if the person is an employee which they must be if they had an attachment to earnings.
  3. Possibly but surely council shouldn’t give debt collectors that information knowing they are an employee? It could lose someone their job.
  4. It was Newlyn, just asked them. I suppose they could have got the employer from Linked In etc but still not sure they should be doing it.
  5. Hi A colleague received a telephone call from an enforcement agent who had got their employers details from the council regarding a council tax debt. They are trying to sort this out but the enforcement agent was very aggressive and unhelpful (and asked if we knew where their partner works). Has the council breached data protection by giving these details to the collection company?
  6. The grievance was not upheld as we knew it wouldn't be. We have responded as they have not answered the questions raised and refusing to admit it was violence at work as defined by HSE. It was a very aggressive person making threats and screaming abuse, invading space but they have acted from a customer service side rather than as an employer.
  7. we Tried all of the above. Totally ignored by employer.
  8. I called the police myself after my employer made it clear they wouldn’t. Unfortunately it took the police five weeks to speak to the perpetrator and then didn’t take it any further. I went through the appeal procedure and they upheld the final written warning. I have raised a grievance which hasn’t yet been dealt with and only acknowledged once I handed in my notice.
  9. I have looked at the CAB website and if it is an automatic reason then it's less than two years ie H&S....... but ACAS have said something else but they advised me incorrectly previously.
  10. Hi, I asked a man to put his dog on a lead, which is my job. He followed me screaming abuse and threatening to hit me so I couldn't turn my back or risk being attacked physically. If I had ran away, I would ahve been accused of leaving the area without dealing with a situation. Because I didn't just walk away, I was accused of making the situation worse even though I didn't raise my voice or react in any way. When he walked away from me I left the area and reported it. It is all on video. I have worked for them for just over a year.
  11. Hi all, I work in a private residential development for the management company. On two occasions I have been subjected to violence in the workplace, once by a visitor and once by a resident. When the visitor threatened me, police were called by my manager and it was dealt with properly. Almost identical situation six months later but this time a leaseholder, the manager refused to call the police, didn't speak to the man and then went on to issue me with a final written warning. There is video evidence and I did nothing wrong but because I refused to turn my back on a man who was threatening me, I am on a final written warning even though there is video evidence of the whole thing recorded by a third party. I have been told by ACAS that for contrcutive dismissal you have to work for your employer for two years, even if it is H&S. They have advised the Whistleblower route which I know very little about. I have had to hand in my notice as I can't work for a company that has no concern for my safety. I have been misadvised by ACAS previously so just wanted to clarify the two year thing?
  12. Raise a grievance; you should have also been notified of the deduction before they took it, preferably in writing. I would also call 101 and report to local police explioaning why you have to report it. Really your employer should report it as it is there property.
  13. You do not have to appeal but it is wiser to go through all processes that the employer has. Your dismissal/disciplinary outcome letter should tell you how to appeal. If you are getting close to the three month deadline, start the early conciliation process with ACAS as it will give you some extra time. You will need to go through ACAS and EC to start a tribunal anyway. If you don't appeal, it could go against you at tribunal and any compensation reduced via the Polkey reduction. The employer could argue they might have upheld your appeal and given you your job back had you appealed and you have therefore contributed to your dismissal.
  14. I think it will depend on what he has been saying to colleagues and whether they will give statements to that effect.
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