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margaretmegz Fri 23-Jan-15 10:18:23

I work with an airline industry, l had an incident at work and they terminated my contract,l need help on how to write an appeal letter.l feel its unfair dismissal.

EdithWeston Fri 23-Jan-15 12:49:35

Are you a member of a union? If so, they should probably be your first port of call, as you'll need to refer to specifics (and I can quite see why you would not want to post those).

Also, I think you need to be clear at the outset whether you are making a case that you didn't do what they are currently holding you responsible for (either not you, or incident not as described IYSWIM), or if you agree you did it but the sanction is excessive.

confusedandemployed Fri 23-Jan-15 13:39:28

How long have you worked there?
Would the incident have been dealt with under disciplinary and grievance procedures and, if so, did the airline followed their own procedures?

Babbit Fri 23-Jan-15 13:43:43

Your contract and the company disciplinary policy etc is all important here. If the incident was grounds under the policy for summary dismissal they may be within their rights. If you dispute the incident then you should of course appeal. Even if you don't dispute the incident but they have failed to investigate of follow correct procedures it may still be unfair dismissal.

However, no one can properly advise you here. You need to see a solicitor ASAP or CAB if you cannot afford the inital consultation fee.

Babbit Fri 23-Jan-15 13:44:15

HOw long have you worked there? If less than 2 years you are not eligible to claim UD.

HermioneWeasley Fri 23-Jan-15 19:43:12

Hard to say without more details,but you should focus on why you think it is unfair - was there no investigation, you didn't know what you were accused of, the hearing was biased, they didn't consider your evidence or mitigating factors?

Millerpup Sat 24-Jan-15 17:50:30

If you have been instantly dismissed then the incident would normally fall under their company policy of gross misconduct.
You need to check the company policies and procedures (normally in company hanbook) which should define what acts by employees are classed as gross misconduct and therefore result in instant dismissal.
If your incident is not listed then you can base your letter of appeal on this.

flowery Sat 24-Jan-15 18:32:55

Whether it needs to be gross misconduct is entirely dependent on whether the OP has been there two years or not.

OP if you would like help you need to come back and answer a couple of questions

jessybelle Wed 28-Jan-15 19:00:07

If you've worked there for less then 2 years then as long as they terminated your contract without giving reason there is nothing you can do about it as they have acted within the lines of the law.

If you have worked there for less than 2 years and they gave a reason or you have worked for the company for more than two years then you need to ensure that they followed their company policy's and ultimately the law - if they did then no grounds for appeal, if they did not then you have grounds for appeal and unfair dismissal.

Fairyfellowsmasterstroke Sat 31-Jan-15 10:14:02

OP - Why waste people's time starting a thread and then not replying.

There are posters on this thread who have vast experience in HR and have been kind enough to reply to your request for help - can't you be bothered to return to this thread??

Even if your situation has changed a simple update would be courteous.

flowery Sat 31-Jan-15 11:30:19

This is where we need a "like" button, for Fairyfellow 's post...

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