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Expecting the sack tomorrow, what are my rights?

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Teabagtights Tue 06-Nov-12 21:49:45

I have been with my employer since June 2011, I started on a contract covering maternity, that became a proper job 1st January.

I received a bad review last week, the review is really bad and is quite personal in places which it should not be. One of the things they bought up I done six weeks ago and they never mentioned at the time, the other thing is regarding the petty cash being short by 14.93, I never took it its a culmination of people taking change over the past year and perhaps a receipt not being obtained. I should have mentioned it ages ago, but just never got round to it.

Surely they cant use the PC as an excuse to sack me as they have continued to let me do the PC for a further two weeks and I take thousands to the bank on a daily/weekly basis.

Tomorrow I am giving my written response to that review.

Ive not been given a future review date, I think they will try to sack me tomorrow, even though I have not had a verbal disciplinary, or any written warnings.

Can they just ask me to go because my employment in this job began in January, or does continuous service apply as I actually started there in June 2011.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Tue 06-Nov-12 21:56:07

Hi - do you want to say what the 'other thing' is? It might be hard for people to give you advice without that information?

BluelightsAndSirens Tue 06-Nov-12 22:01:25

I can only tell you what would happen where I work.

A temp contract becoming perm in Jan would be on a probation period of sick months before disciplinary procedures would take place, ie any time between jan to jun you could be let go without notice.

After June you enter the disciplinary route and reviews would already be taking place one month, 3 month etc if needed.

A review is not the place to spring negatives but you haven't explained the PC problems so I can't say any further.

Are you solely responsible for the petty cash, ie your responsibility to check receipts daily?

MsHighwater Tue 06-Nov-12 22:01:44

Not getting around to mentioning that the petty cash was short by almost £15 for a few weeks does not look good. The thing you did 6 weeks ago, well it depends what it was whether it matters that they did not mention it before now.

Teabagtights Tue 06-Nov-12 22:02:59

Oh I put two credit notes in as invoices. I input 500 invoices a month two of those were input incorrectly. I looked back on the old PC and found out Id done it six weeks ago and she only mentioned it last week.

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots Tue 06-Nov-12 22:03:09

What does your disciplinary policy say? I don't think you would still be on a probation period from January.

Are you being asked to provide a written response to your review before discussing it?

Teabagtights Tue 06-Nov-12 22:04:59

I was on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave, they transferred this to a permanent contract, there was no probationary period. I had a good review in January with my old boss, and he retired end of June. My last two reviews have been terrible. Both done by the new boss who used to be my friend but got promoted to my boss.

The office dynamics have since changed the goal posts have also moved with regards to what they want and when they want it, and yet they have offered no new training.

Teabagtights Tue 06-Nov-12 22:06:04

The review was done and Ive got someone to type the response. Thing is I dont think my contract has a disciplinary part. They never gave me a new contract in January.

hermioneweasley Tue 06-Nov-12 22:08:43

Hi teabag. From what you have described it sounds like you have been employed by them since June 2011 - can you confirm this is the case, ie: that you were directly employed by them on their payroll - you were not through and agency or a self employed contractor?

Assuming you have continuity of service, you have sufficient service to not be unfairly dismissed. If the petty cash was not so serious that you were immediately taken off it (and all cash handling) and a number of people are implicated in it being short, that doesn't sound like grounds for immediate dismissal.

Lots of people think that any formal meeting is the employer trying to sack them, and it is rarely the case. Hopefully it is just to investigate further or give you a procedural warning about correct cash handling etc.

Teabagtights Tue 06-Nov-12 22:11:51

Ive no meeting, its just they will get my response tomorrow and the Managing Director is in the building and he is usually based elsewhere Im just panicking.

They employed me directly my review states starting date joined the company 1st June 2011.

Sorry, Im just really worried just before christmas.

I am looking for something else but Id like to leave when I want and not be booted.

Teabagtights Tue 06-Nov-12 22:12:43

The MD is renowned for calling people in and just giving them a warning with nothing in writing.

hermioneweasley Wed 07-Nov-12 21:50:16

Then the MD is a cock who will fall foul of employment legislation and it will cost him/her.

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