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should I bother

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whatdyathink Fri 09-Sep-11 18:17:32

Without too many details, I left my job earlier this year, and accepted a compromise agreement. It was a very 'usual' one - no trying to go to a tribunal, no disparaging comments , basic reference etc. So far so good. I have moved on and got another good job, but today I bumped into some people related to my old job who asked why I had left as I'd basically walked out one day. I was very non committal, just saying I was fed up and needed a break and such like but they said 'oh we were told you were sacked for rowing with X'. I am actually very pissed off about this as it's not true and is clearly a breach of the agreement. is it, though worth me trying to 'clear my name', get in touch with former workplace and ask what the hell is goin on and how dare they, or should I just shrug it off. I'm angry as it's onvioulsy not true.

haveigotnewsforyou Fri 09-Sep-11 19:43:27

Personally, I would shrug it off. Companies often twist the knife when people leave.

I handed my notice in. I was leaving on good terms then the Friday before I was due to leave I was asked to leave there and then by one of HR Managers. No decent reason given other than the fact that they thought I would like a week at home courtesy of the company. No chance to say goodbye to anyone, no leaving lunch, nothing. I was absolutely fuming. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted it to look like I had been pushed - had worked for old boss for quite a while and decided to leave 6 months after new boss arrived.

It stinks but I honestly wouldn't sink to their level. You've moved on. You have a fab new job. Concentrate on that.


whatdyathink Fri 09-Sep-11 20:35:31

I guess so. The main problem is that I'm still in a very similar sector so am a little concerned that it may get 'round' that I was 'sacked' hahahaha, and the repercussions of that would be fairly awful I'm wondering if I should just send a poilte e mail asking if this could possibly be looked into as I wouldn't want any issues arising?

Mummawummadooda Thu 15-Sep-11 14:31:32

It would be reasonable to highlight in an exceptionally polite email (get others to check it for you) that an unfortunate rumour could be starting....

Undoubtedly they would want to put the kibosh on that pretty quick, that said no decent action ever goes unpunished so are you sure that not letting it go might not be the better option? Think carefully before progressing.

StillSquiffy Thu 15-Sep-11 16:50:08

TBH you can't stop it. My DH has had to get lawyers involved twice to deal with a (very big) firm whose records incorrectly stated that he'd been sacked when he'd been made redundant. Twice they apologised profusely for sending out incorrect references shock and twice they never got round to changing it 'on the system'. Has cost us shedloads in legal fees and even though it's resolved now we discovered that there's little you can do realistically when this happens and it is better to just try to move on from it than expect some kind of resolution, because you don't get it.

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