This has changed over the weeks as originally it was alleged inappropriate use of the company mobile phone and my work activities on 22 november but now they are saying
breach of trust and confidence and gross misconduct being:
frauduelent use of company expenses regarding hotel accommodation on 22/11
dishonest reporting of meeting arrangements
misuse of company time on 22/11
inappropriate use of the company mobile phone on 22/11
I organised a company celebratory event on 21 November whereby i worked some 17 hours for the company. i had assumed and also had permission to stay overnight in london. i subsequently cancelled the meeting i had first thing in the morning as from recollection my link in my calendar was not working and i couldn't find the details of where i was supposed to go. i did go to the bar with colleagues when i returned to the hotel around 11.30 until after 1.00 am which i have confirmed.
i have worked there for 4 years. i feel over the last year i have been victimised as even requesting time off for childcare given the extra hours i have worked has been turned down although other colleagues have been allowed to leave early. i was also not made aware when i began to answer questions that this was an investigation that could lead to disciplinary until the point of them conducting the investigatory meeting. i was told by my line manager the worse that could happen would be a slap on the wrist and any alleged incident was not a sackable offence.
i made the employer aware at the hearing and in fact previously of my mitigating personal circumstances affecting my situation of my brother being seriously ill and my father having suffered a heart attack two days before the event but i still felt duty bound to attend the event on 21 nov to ensure all went well.