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So this has happened to a friend of mine. I haven't been at the company for a while now but I often catch up with him from time to time.

 

Recently he hasn't been doing to well in his job, he's been there a good few years now but his targets have started to slip, so a few months ago he was placed on capability, understandably a bit miffed but accepted it.

 

A week ago the line manager apparently sent out letters informing my friend of the date of his capability review, he did not receive this letter so the line manager asked verbally if he could attend. My friend told the line manager that he "will not verbally agree to be there as I am attending my daughters parents evening".

 

The line manager then wrote the following in a letter sent to head office: "

 

XXXX has not attended their capability review, I was informed that they had not recieved their letter but XXXXX would not verbally agree to the meeting as XXXX said they had to attend a parents evening, I have not had any written confirmation of this to this date."

 

So my friend went to the parents evening and then on the same day took said letter from the school into the line manager and asked if the letter to H/O could be amended or a new one sent to reflect the now current evidence. The line manager looked at the letter and refused to send the evidence or a new letter or the amended letter.

 

My friend was so angry they were about to resign on the spot, the only reason they didn't is because of their kids.

 

I think the concern here is that H/O take the, now proven false, information and use it to discipline my friend - what rights does my friend have? Any help would be much appreciated.

 

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Seems simple, but if it were me I would write directly to Head Office putting your friend's side of the story - ie that he understands that a report was submitted which indicated that he was due to attend a parents' evening on the day of the review - an appointment which had only been requested verbally - but that no evidence of this had been provided. Your friend has provided proof of the parents evening and asked the line manager to resubmit the report to the office confirming this, however for reasons unknown he was unwilling to do so. Conscious of, and concerned that the tone of the original report appeared misleading in that it stated that no proof had been provided, he would like the enclosed copy proof of the parents evening added to the file as an indication that a prior engagement was the the genuine reason for not being able to attend the review meeting, which was not apparent from the way in which the line manager's letter was worded.

 

Hope your friend is seeking alternative employment - it seems from the tone of your post that they are in the process of managing him out of the business!

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