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Started Jan 14 2013, 16:59

Jan 14 2013, 16:59

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice on the below scenario:

An employee missed a deadline about a month ago by completely forgetting about an important task they had to do due to being extremely busy with workloads, being under staffed and also with a lack of support. It was an honest mistake, which the employee has admitted to, without any malicious intent.

The employee found out from their manager recently that the employee will be given a first written warning in the oncoming week and that the entire management team want the employee to leave and are pushing the employee towards resignation.

In the conversation with the employees manager, he told the employee that the conversation they were having does not exist and if the employee were to bring it up he will deny it.

The employee asked if they doesn't resign whether the management would find petty reasons to give the employee additional warnings and eventual dismissal and he admitted that this was the plan.

The employee is now in a position where they is unsure how to proceed - If the employee does resign, it would be their decision and would there fore not be able to claim for unfair dismal, is that right?

If the employee doesn't resign, then they will find ways to issue the employee with additional warnings, resulting in an dismissal (is this harrasment?)

Ideally the employee would prefer to be made redundant but how can this be made possible? I also have a feeling that the manager may have some personal vendetta against the employee, He has been really angry and verbal with the employee in meetings and I'm worried that there might be some harassment involved also. There are emails involved ha are quite aggressive and intimidating

Thanks so much for your time and any advice you can give.

Suruj Khan
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