Any HR or unison reps about? (Does she have a leg to stand on)

(6 Posts)
wishesandkisses Thu 10-Nov-16 18:44:49

My colleague has just been 'let go'.

She started the job in January with a 3 month probationary period. In July our old boss said that her paperwork wasn't up to scratch (she had never had any training on this and nobody had audited her files) and she was put back on probation. This probation was to last 3 month's. Since then there was an incident where she had a minor part to play. She got bollocked but the manager stated that it was sorted and we should get over it. She had her probationary review on Monday (everything was positive) and was sacked on Wednesday. Pleas note she has had 1 supervision and no paperwork training since july. Nobody has been told why she has been sacked (including her). No incidents have occurred and there has been nothing said. She is obviously devestated.

However, me, her and other colleagues feel she has been bullied from this job. Three colleagues have put in numerous complaints about her over minor things (literally putting her coat in the wrong place sometimes) and things not worth raising. These things that we all do but they only seem to raise it against her. They have also said snide things to her and behind her back. They seem to have my manager on side too as he openly commented badly on her in my supervision. I'm wanting to try and get her to raise this, however, is there any point since she has already gone? Thank you.

MidnightBreeze Thu 10-Nov-16 19:04:26

Legally once she'd passed probation they couldn't then put her back on it because they decided to.

However, being new and within the 2 years, she has no rights except being discriminated against. It's a difficult situation as you can't say too much these days without being sacked unfairly however the government seem to give employers more protection and employees less!

insancerre Sat 12-Nov-16 07:51:45

Are you sure she wasn't put on capability?
Re the paperwork, did she ask for help? I would expect my staff to be proactive and to be asking questions if they didn't understand how to do it, not to just not do it

Unthoughtknown Sat 12-Nov-16 07:54:04

What Midnight said however I would strongly advise her to put in a complaint

FinderofNeedles Sat 12-Nov-16 15:35:37

Do not expect your employer to tell you why, or even if, she was sacked.

She will have been given a reason for being 'let go'. If she thinks they have blamed her for something that was not her fault then she should take advice - lawyer, ACAS, CAB. Do you think she would want her job back?

Regardless of the moral or legal rights and wrongs, sometimes people are a square peg in a round hole in a particular job, and its best to move on.

flowery Sat 12-Nov-16 17:18:37

This early in her employment they don't even have to give her a reason why she is being dismissed. Unless she has reason to believe she has been sacked for a discriminatory reason or for exercising a statutory right, she has no leg to stand on, no.

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