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What are you appealing against?
After 5.2 months in a job I abruptly had a probationary review meeting. Although apparently I conducted myself very professionally at the meeting the employment was terminated and the reason being I was "too corporate" for the company (which is small, friendly business). I was advised in the termination letter that I was being guarded and evasive when asked about something I knew nothing about (a letter drafted by another member of staff and which I signed, an additional 4 line paragraph was present in the final letter but not in the letter which I checked and signed). The compliance procedures in the company worried me as they were not as robust as I had been used to. I am a naturally honest and open individual and I work in an industry where honesty and openness are vital. I will need to tell a future employer I have been dismissed and I worry about getting further employment plus whether the actions my former employer took were fair and legal. I certainly do not deem them to be fair. I was given 15-20 mins notice of my probationary review meeting, did not have a member of staff with me and was being questioned by the MD and the Compliance lady who had say I was evasive over this incident. The MD said he thought I was v plausible etc but he had to support his Compliance lady as she was his number 2. I think there has been a genuine misunderstanding between the Compliance lady and myself and there were even inaccuracies in her account of what happened when she repeated some of the things which occurred. I would be grateful for all help needed. I have been given 5 days to appeal and the implication is that if I appeal my severance of 2 months salary will be reduced by 50%. Many thanks.
The issue is if I have a dismissal on my records, I am doubtful to get another job in the area I know and love. Can I take my employer to court for tranishing my reputation (I am well known in the industry I work in). Thanks.