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has any1 appealed against a written warning at work? constructive dismissal....

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greyriver Fri 19-May-06 13:01:58

dh's md have told him the company can no longer afford his wage and to go with this he has also been issued a written warning for things that are totally misconstrued etc etc

seems to us they are trying there best to get rid of from the comments made about his wage etc....does any1 have any advice on this please? Have googled etc, but personal experience rgds this would be much appreciated if anyone has any??


Twiglett Fri 19-May-06 13:03:17

written warning should follow a verbal warning

get a solicitor involved .. check house insurance legal cover they may pay

you need an employment specialist

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 19-May-06 13:05:01

Not necessarily Twig. Some things can be considered serious enough to have a first and final written warning.

Do contact CAB though.

zubin Fri 19-May-06 13:08:30

I looked into the constructive dismissal thing at my last job, went to a solicitor who said I had a really good case but, you can only get limited legal aid to fight the case so it costs money and it is really really hard to prove a tiny minority of cases even get as far as court. however my advice would be, if he isn't already in one, to join a Union. I think some you have to have been a member of for a while for them to represent you but I joined amicus and spoke to my local rep and they agreed to represent me. If straight away. If they can't afford his wages then they need to make him redundant and if they are trying to use the disciplinary route to avoid redundancy pay then he definitely needs to pursue it - some solicitors do no win no fee but I would definitely go the union route, it costs a small amount per month but is def worth it.

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