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Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by MayLin, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. I have recently been dismissed on grounds capability due to of ill health. I am thinking of taking my employers to a tribunal. I don't want to say too much on here but would appreciate anyone with similar experiences getting in touch with me. I would like to know what options are available to me. Thank you.
  2. Torey

    Torey Occasional commenter

    Take everything to an employment solicitor that specialises in disability discrimination. If they think you have a case pm me (put a message on here when you do as I don't often log on) and I can give you further ideas.
  3. Thanks for this advice Torey. I will do.
  4. can't offer any experiance or advice, just writing to say best wishs.
  5. Thank you crab apple. [​IMG]
  6. The thread entitled :-

    'Kangaroo courts' -- Never ! -- Our systems are both fair and reliable.

    Might be worth a read (do a search).

    Employers will often delay internal procedures so that people they are bullying out miss the strict deadlines for being eligible for an ET. Further, unless you are being funded by insurance cover for legal costs, proceed with some caution. Finally, have you looked into the Protection from Harassment Act as a possible route for redress?

    It is important that you understand that damages awarded to successful claims are linked to damage done. Unfortunately, those most damaged are generally less psychologically able to fight their corner.

    Finally finally, itis essential that anyone using either route expects 'dirty tricks' and lies from the employers side - never assume that the truth will automatically come out - for bullies and employers supporting bullies, the stakes are too high and for them, it would be sensible to assume that no holds are barred.

    I don't mean to be negative - more the intention is to be realistic.
  7. Will do thank you.
  8. Is this thread on workplace dillemas?
  9. Is this thread on workplace dilemmas?
  10. It'll be on 'opinion' - do a search for a19pb. Normally I'd have sent a direct link - but my phone doesn't let me.
  11. Sad fact is that HR by the very nature of their role can never be fair or unbiased. It would cost them far too dearly ....
  12. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    Jennybrice you can appeal to the Upper Tribunal and then to the High Court from a Tribunal, if the appeal is on a point of law or procedure, which yours is.

    Want to get OH off PC so I can reply to other posts! Using a phone is a nightmare!
  13. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    Maylin, HR works for the employer. They are only interested in saving the employer money.
  14. ...I was in a similar position to yourself.
    ...Firstly, get some advice from either your union, although, they probably wont want to get involved, or a specialist employment lawyer. I do know of one who was extremely helpful.
    ...Secondly, make a note, no matter how trivial, of everything that happened prior, during and after your dismissal.
    ...Thirdly, once advice has been sought, stick to the very strict deadlines that ETAs insist upon. It will be stressful so please take this into account as its no fun at all reliving the experiences all over again.
    ...Fourthly, good luck because in all cases against schools there is onus upon you to prove unfair dismissal or on the grounds of ill health, proving the school did not make adjustments.
    PM if you wish

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