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I work at a well known retail clothes store where a manager grabbed me when i was behind the tills with force and dragged me out, the reason for this was as lockers are shared i went to get my bag from mine to go on my break and then return the key to the person who the locker was shared with, her reason for dragging me was because i had my bag behind the tills however she gave me no warning before that and I wasn't doing anything other than giving the keys back

 

I then brought the issue up with head manager as i was shook with what happened and thought it should be sorted out as i didn't want to go back to work with a manager who behaved that way with me

 

A further meeting was arranged with the head manager and a security guard to see what had been done, at the meeting he said that they are giving me 3 days to make a final decision whether I would be taking the issue up with head office or not, at the meeting they accused me of being behind the tills with my bag on other occasions which just isn't true, they said they had witnesses, implying i could get sacked if i did decide to take further action, he also said "you're very good at twisting peoples words" and said that I gestured with my hand for her to stay away before she grabbed me and they have witnesses but this isn't true either... Was just looking for some advice on what actions to take as i feel as if everyone is ganging up on me and i am being bullied for doing nothing wrong.

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I think you would receive good advice on the employment forum here and will move your thread. There will be a short term redirect from this forum.

 

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Do they have CCTV on the tills ?


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Yes but I have no idea how to access this and it seems like all the other staff/managers and security seem unwilling to help

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Irrespective of the whole 'bag behind the tills' business, the manager had no right to touch you without permission, and could easily face an assault investigation on that basis. Both management and security should know better.

 

As for the allegation that you have had the bag behind the tills previously, I would say that they would actually have to catch you doing that in order to take action. CCTV? You don't have automatic access, but could (and possibly should) make a formal request for a copy of that portion of footage which shows the event under the Data Protection Act (they are entitled to charge £10 for that).

 

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at the meeting they accused me of being behind the tills with my bag on other occasions which just isn't true, they said they had witnesses, implying i could get sacked if i did decide to take further action.

 

If that is the case I'd call their bluff and raise the issue before they sack you. It's obvious that the relationship between you and your employer is damaged so it's better to take action and limit the damage to your career.


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Under no circumstances does anyone have the right to put a hand on you. That is assault and well they know it which is why they are ganging up and trying to intimidate you.

 

Personally on a matter of principle I would make a formal complaint and let them know that you are aware you could also be bringing a charge of assault against the manager which you still could do if it is not resolved internally.

 

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Hi

 

Have to support dj1971 on there comments fully agree.


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Nit Picking but putting a hand on someone is actually a battery, for a battery to take place there must have been an assult which is the immediate and reasonable threat to the person.


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