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Ive just lost my job

How much worse can things get!

My employer has just terminated my contract. Due to under performance apparently.

Hard to believe that they can do this after i asked for help numerous times. I cant perform to the highest standard because they dont allow me the opportunity to do so, and treat me unfairly.

To say i am angry is an understatement.

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I am so sorry.

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Hi Broomesa, I'm sorry to hear about your job loss.I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do.Peck 🐤

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Oh Broomesa I am sorry, that must be so upsetting and stressful for you. Don't forget you do have rights to though and i would definitely take a copy of your contract to a solicitor to look over, to see if they can actually do that, or CAB are always very helpful in these situations. So don't give up just yet honey, they can not unfairly dismiss you so do get some advise.

I wish you lots of luck and hope things get better for you. keep us posted my friend.

Peace, luv n light

Jan x

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ive already started to write my appeal with the help of the equality advisory service. Im so angry that they have refused to acknowledge my request for help. Lets see how we go

And thanks for the reply

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Good for you. It's easy to say they cant do that. Did they go down the medical grounds or get occupational health involved? They're legally required to make adjustments, but as I've discovered they can wriggle quite well when it suits. Good luck :)

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They said it was nothing to do with my illness and put it all down to performance. But they have put me at a disadvantage to other colleagues because of what they ask of me. They ignore emails when I ask for help. And expect me to carry out tasks on my way too and from work, so extra working hours. This all started after my first bout of time off sick

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Then I think you may be well advised to see your Dr and visit Citizen's Advice. You're going through a rough time. XX

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Oh good for you, doesn't sound right to me..I do hope it goes well. They don't seem to get away with this sort of thing so much now days, some things change for the better x

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Thank you! i am just typing a letter and have a gentleman who specialises in discrimination who works for CAB calling me back for an update tomorrow so hopefully i will know more tomorrow and if he thinks i have a case.

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That's brilliant, fingers crossed for you xx

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Good luck, so glad you are getting the right advice X

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It is all so complicated. Today's 'review' wasn't a disciplinary so I was advised by Ava's that they couldn't take disciplinary action, but seems like they can and did. It's like they make there own rules and get away with it

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So sorry to read your news. It sounds like you have grounds for unfair dismissal. Acas provide free and impartial advice. Helpline no: 0300 123 1100. All the best with your situation.

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Because i havent worked with the company more than 2 years i cannot go for unfair dissmissal, i will have to prove that it is discrimination arising from disability. I have lots of evidence of small things so i hope this is enough

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Best of luck to you Broomsea.....Hope you can get somewhere with this....but would you really want to continue working for them in the future? x

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No I wouldn't. But they think people will just rollover any take it because they are a big company, and who wants that right? Well I do, I want to clear my name and leave with my head held high! I have done nothing wrong and hopefully I can prove they have x

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Good for you....x

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I'm so sorry Broomesa. How awful for you. Wish you luck angel x

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That's awful how can they treat u like that so wrong x

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Hi Broomesa

I am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend, it is truly awful. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your appeal. Fingers crossed for you my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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I can feel your frustration, have you considered a career in some field where your performance is not so relevant and you dont need to respond to criticism if you dont want to?

A politician for example?

Sorry and joking aside there is nothing worse than when you want to acheive but just physically cant. Many places these days have neither the resources nor the skills to be able to cope with the problems you have, that is a reflection on how poor they are not you.

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Take them to a tribunal. It will not cost anything and apparently they are more on the side of the employee than the employer. A freind had good result going down that route.

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They now apply fees for a tribunal, and because I will be claiming discrimination it falls in the more expensive category. I think employers know this and know if somebody has just been sacked then they haven't got £950 to make them face up to the way they behave. I will be taking it as far as I possibly can, costs permitting x

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Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear that. I hope the CAB can help. I am sure they will know if there are any local solicitors who do pro bono work. I am retired now so I am not up to date with the legislation and it is constantly changing.

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Hello Broomesa

I am so very sorry to hear that you have lost your job. I was pushed out of my job due to open bullying from my boss.

I can see that you have been given lots of great advice, so I just wanted to wish you all the very best of luck with your appeal.

Try to take things one day at a time as this sort of stress will undoubtedly make your Fibro flare.

My thoughts are with you.

Wishing you much peace

Lu xx

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Good luck to you and try to keep going!

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Thank you all for your well wishes and advice.

I've been to see a specialist in discrimination at citizens advice today and he was so so helpful. Looks like I have a good case against then if they maintain there decision to terminate my contract at the appeal.

I may get help with the cost of tribunal as I will have little or no income.

He assures me that if I can't afford a solicitor (which I can't) he will help me through every step of the process, and help me write my letters etc. He said that they try not represent people in a tribunal as the judge would assume they have the same knowledge as a solicitor and if I represent myself they will be aware I don't have that knowledge and that they will take that I to account.

I feel so much more confident with it all, and a little less stress than anxious.

When I told him my employer said they would pay be 4 weeks pay when dismissing me he thought there reason would be that maybe I would just shut up and walk away, a bit of a hush payment. No way am I walking away, I want it proven that they are in the wrong! X

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Good for you. Fight it all the way.

I had a great case for being openly bullied by all of the management team but I was just not well enough to do it.

It sickens me that my boss thought I was just lazy. He had no idea how much I struggled to get into work every day.

Good luck. We are all behind you xx

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