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  1. hello all, I've recently lost my employed job coz of covid. But today i got a call to start self employed again, so i dug out my cis card that i haven't used in 15 years and notice the national insurance number at the end is A and i have been using the letter D. Any idea how i can correct this.?
  2. Thankyou again Emmzzi, you all been brilliant help me with this. I was also considering offering a months wages as a compensation to pay for colleague time off, lawyer fee etc. Not that I have the money, but could deduct a weeks wages per month. just got to try my best, and read documents before we sign things.
  3. i do apologise, thankyou Andyorch Yes i agree, was intending to put my hands up and apologise
  4. just a update, i did receive a email attachment: Invitation to a Disciplinary Meeting Further to the investigation meetings which took place with me, on Friday 15th January and Wednesday 20th January 2021. I am writing to inform you that you are required to attend a disciplinary hearing with myself on Thursday 28th January 2021 at 10am which is to be held at our offices. The disciplinary hearing is being convened to hear the following allegations: 1. That you failed to notify your line manager, in relation to your partner's COVID-19 symptoms, i.e. a temperature on 5th January 2021 and that you failed to self-isolate in line with Government advice; 2. That you failed to notify your line manager of your requirement to self-isolate after you developed symptoms of COVID-19 i.e. a new cough on 6th January 2021; 3. That you failed to notify your line manager, in relation to your partner's COVID-19 positive test and you failed to self-isolate contrary to Government advice; 4. That your failure to self-isolate created a health and safety risk within your working environment, to your colleagues and to the wider public - in short, your actions and omissions created a risk, in which increased the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19 and put the health of your colleagues and the public at risk; and 5. That in your acts and omissions as set out above you failed to adhere to the Company's health and safety policy, and the Covid-19 procedure. That the actions referred to above constitute serious negligence. That your acts/omissions referred to in points 1,2,3,4 and 5 when considered cumulatively have undermined the Company's trust and confidence in you. The hearing will be held in accordance with the ACAS Code on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures as far as reasonably practicable taking account the size and administrative resources of the Company. I enclose a copy of the code. During the hearing, you will be given the opportunity to respond to all the allegations above and put forward your case. The Company will then decide whether any of the allegations are well founded, and, if so, will decide on the appropriate sanction. This may include issuing you a warning and/or final written warning and/or if you are found to have committed gross misconduct dismissal with or without notice. To enable you to prepare for the disciplinary hearing, I enclose a copy of the following documents which will be used during the disciplinary hearing: • Code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures; • Companies Health and Safety Policy Document (October 2020 version); • Companies contractors Coronavirus (COVID-19) Procedure; • Copy signature sheet on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 06; • Copy signature sheet on Fitness to Work Declaration; • NHS COVID-19 test result for Girlfriend and • IMHS COVID-19 test result for You. If there are any documents, including witness statements, you wish to be considered at the hearing, please provide copies in advance, no later than close of business Tuesday 26th January 2021. If you wish for any documents to be considered that you cannot access, then please notify me so that, if relevant, these documents can be obtained on your behalf. If you wish to call any witnesses to the hearing yourself, please provide their names in advance by no later than close of business Tuesday 26th January 2021. The Company does not intend to call any witnesses to attend the hearing. You have the right to be accompanied at the hearing by a fellow employee or an accredited trade union representative, should you wish. You are responsible for ensuring that your chosen companion is aware of the date, time and location of the hearing. Please let me know in advance by close of business Tuesday 26th January 2021 the name of your companion should you wish to have one present. Please confirm receipt of this letter and your attendance at the hearing by the above-mentioned date, by contacting me via email. If you have any further queries regarding the content of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  5. I said don’t need hard copy, I will go to office and have face to face meeting. They didn’t say about bringing someone with me, only as email above. I will ask for policy’s if I get sent something, as I bet they have updated them after this situation.
  6. Just a update: I received a email today: Further to our meeting yesterday please find the invitation to a disciplinary meeting as discussed. It is likely the meeting on Thursday next week will be held online by Zoom or WhatsApp unless you would prefer this in the office. We currently have a procedure where only 4 people are in the office at any one time and this would need to be booked in advance. Please acknowledge receipt of the email and please advise if you would like a hardcopy of the letter. The manager explained that they would send a email with all the details, and why I was getting a disciplinary for? I just hope as I not had this, maybe a written warning? Hence : “ would like a hardcopy of the letter” what do you think?
  7. I know, learning my Lesson now. Should get a email with everything on it tommorow.
  8. we work for southwestern railway, repairing their stations. we have a big folder with everything in to each station we work on. on the COVID section, it has not been read out on a toolbox talk, and I don’t know if and when it has been updated. Our health and safety, gives it to the Forman to pass onto us. the last one we had was maybe 4th of jan 2021. we heard our health and safety was coming to job, and me and my colleague just filled in blanks with no foreman present. so am sure I have signed this years without anyone explaining. I did tell the manager that today, the office might get emails, but don’t pass it onto us and explain things. They know this happens on site. I will ask for: copy of employers covid testing policy, covid-safe ways of working for your job conduct/ disciplinary policy. But worried they might of changed things. Thankyou Emmzzi so much with helping me.
  9. Thankyou so much Emmzzi, I didn’t really ask for it, but I did think that what you said and agree that got time to change it. Then I hope it would be a verbal warning or a written warning. I am just worried as the company had to get there lawyer involved, and I guess there the ones who are asking for certain questions to piece together. Then they might advise what action the company should take? Also, is possible to be sacked and bypass a verbal and written warning?
  10. Had a chat with manager. wanted to know when my girlfriend received her test which was Friday 8th jan when I was at work with my colleague. so i isolated with her when I got back. Then I received mine in the Saturday 9th. I did ask about employers covid testing policy, and said it was all rushed, and didn’t go through it correctly. boss said there is a section, if take test you must stay at home. To be honest, wasn’t explained correctly and section were added it bit by bit. I did asked about disciplinary procedure. was it : 1 verbal mans two written warnings ? He said yes. I have no verbal or any written warnings and been with them 3 years I think. Then next stage is a typed up summary of I guess what’s happened, then the disciplinary. I also asked about work colleague, he was not really eating his food, but getting better, also his parents have no symptoms. So I don’t know where I stand at the moment.
  11. Thankyou guys, I will ask for a copy of employers covid testing policy, and the covid-safe ways of working for your job, and any other documents. I have a zoom meeting tommorow with the manager to discuss things, before my disciplinary hearing.
  12. Yes, had no symptoms, just took the test in case I was positive, and didn’t want to spread in case I was positive and carried on working. On the test instructions leaflet they gave me with nothing on the back to say you should isolate now till you get test results. so don’t know where I stand, I believe I haven’t broke the law. as I believe there might not a employers covid testing policy in place, and not signed a document. I have read about what to do etc. I cannot check as suspended, but will ask for a copy.
  13. Yes, had a test on Wednesday, went to work Thursday and Friday and got results on a Saturday. I informed my boss and work colleague straightaway. now came out of isolation 10days and been suspended due to a investigation.
  14. Hello all, hope this is posted into the correct category. can you help me, my girlfriend applied for a COVID test and didn’t tell me. she told me on the day she received the test, I asked can you book me into a drive centre and I’ll do mine there. I had no symptoms, but wanted to test just in case. I went to the test centre that evening , got handed a leaflet, done test, and gave back to centre, and drove home. now the next two days I went to work as two off us are key workers on the railway, working in a bubble together. when my test results arrived at the weekend they were positive , contacted work and work colleague to take test, which turned out positive. then isolated as advised. not at any point was I told to stay off work, my girlfriend didn’t tell me as booked it from home for me, or test centre, or even in booklet they gave me. now at mo I have been suspended from work, during this investigation. I have found this on government website: There is no legal duty to self-isolate while waiting for a test result or if you live with someone with symptoms who has not received a positive test result. However, guidance remains that you do self-isolate where advised to, including in these circumstances, where there is no legal requirement to do so. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-guidance-for-employers/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-guidance-for-employers-and-third-party-healthcare-providers They advise you shouldn’t go to work whilst waiting for a result, and of course I would of. Done this if I was told or read. I would like some help please, as will have a disciplinary soon. will I loose my job? thank you
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