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jo9055 Fri 28-Sep-12 01:42:03

i am sinking into the deepest of despair i have a disciplinary next week i misinterpretated a company policy i have no training on and after following procedures 2 other managers had already done,i was working with a junior colleage at time of dispute who insisted it was fine. For these actions when done correctly there is a staff reward scheme to claim vouchers the other members (2managers 1 junior) claimed alot of vouchers i claim non as unaware of procedures and no interest in scheme.1 manager resigned 1 suspended with me the junior staff member claim the vouchers i should have had.i had a suspision something was wrong tried to save evidence but it was used to claim my vouchers and had asked other manager if ok they said yes.have incurred roughly £300 losses to company through my error the other managers incurred more and claimed. terrified i am getting sacked 12 years service 6 monthe pregnant extremley stressed and under strain i want to die feel like i have let my children down dont know what to do

geekette Fri 28-Sep-12 02:40:47

Didn't want to read and run (fall asleep, that is)

I do not have a legal mind but hang in there!

If you are sure you did no wrong and your naivety was abused surely the disciplinary committee may see reason? ??

A virtual hug till some better response comes along!

lisaro Fri 28-Sep-12 04:34:58

I'm dirty, I just can't make any sense of the OP.

caboodles Fri 28-Sep-12 05:06:09

I don't understand, everyone was fraudulently claiming vouchers except you, and another staff member claimed yours and said you did it? Did I understand that right?

dashoflime Fri 28-Sep-12 05:29:46

1. Assuming you are not a member of a trade union: you need to get yourself to a CAB or Law Centre for help with the disciplinary and potentially an Employment Tribunal, should it come to that.

2. If the worst happens and you are sacked, your long employment history will mean you have sufficent national insurance contributions to claim Maternity Allowance. This comes to £135.45 per week and can be claimed from 11 weeks before your due date.

Good luck

HecateHarshPants Fri 28-Sep-12 05:32:08

big hugs. Calm down because you'll never think clearly while you're upset. Go to the CAB and sit down and work through it all.

I am not a lawyer or employment law specialist, so can't give any advice on whether you did anything wrong by someone else claiming your vouchers, or anything, or whether the company has any liability for failing to ensure appropriate training - you need specialist advice.

But I will say this - no job loss is worth dying over! It's shit and it's stressful, but it isn't the end of the world and you need to take a deep breath and start to work through it.

take care. xx

jo9055 Fri 28-Sep-12 09:14:52

thank u all i feel so hopeless will try cab i made my first mistake in 12 years and made no financial gain unlike the others i thought what i did was correct as the others had already done it i had no idea about vouchers until suspended my doc is trying to get a shrink i just cant be positive at moment so emotional with pregnancy hormones aswell

hermioneweasley Fri 28-Sep-12 09:25:12

sorry to hear that. If it was a genuine mistake and you can demonstrate no financial gain along with long service then hopefully should be no more than a warning.

jo9055 Fri 28-Sep-12 22:41:28

well got a good bit of news on 2nd of september i passed a qualifying stage for smp so even if they dismiss me my employers will still have to pay me smp for 39 weeks so i sent in my request recorded delivery today
Its just the only job i have had been there 12 years still really upset but will see a mental health expert who deals with pregnancy next week hopefully

jo9055 Mon 01-Oct-12 19:14:36

my disciplinary is tomorrow i am fearing the worse i havent had a decent meal or sleep in 2 weeks im going crazy and there is no one going with me cant stop crying dont deserve to be a mother

honeytoast Mon 01-Oct-12 20:08:22

Jo didn't want to read and run please keep your chin up you need to think of your baby and you do deserve to be a mother. Try not to worry to much as her hermione says it will hopefully be no more than a warning

putthehamsterbackinitscage Mon 01-Oct-12 21:33:14

Are you sure you're well enough - can you not ask for hearing to be delayed until
Gp thinks you're well enough to handle it?

Or would that not help even if it could be done?

jo9055 Tue 02-Oct-12 00:26:58

they can do disciplinary in my absence so i'd rather be there to try to get them to see my side

honeytoast Tue 02-Oct-12 11:03:49

Good luck and please let us know how you got on.

jo9055 Tue 02-Oct-12 18:17:58

i got a summarily dismissal for gross misconduct they actually couldnt understand why i didnt claim my staff reward on these accounts!!!!!!!!! feel numb like mine and my childrens life is ruined dont know where to go from here how am i gonna keep a roof over their heads clothe and feed them

geekette Tue 02-Oct-12 19:53:39

Oh dear... any chance of an appeal? Did you go to CAB as others suggested?

jo9055 Wed 03-Oct-12 00:54:34

will appeal as i feel it may be pregnancy related other employee did something similar but he got a warning i feel my dismissal is unduly harsh after 12 years of excellent service just worry how to provide for my 2 boys with 1 on the way when it will be extremley difficult for me to get another job with gross misconduct against me

Asmywhimsytakesme Wed 03-Oct-12 00:59:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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