I have worked there over twelve years and no they do not intend to take action b ut i would like to take action against the writer because of the damage he attempted to do AND THE BARRAGE OF LIES IN THE LETTER
Unfortunately unless you have suffered a financial loss there is no point in suing the colleague as in UK law you can only sue a person for damages, this means you must have lost out financially as a result. As your employer has not taken action against you there is no such claim.
Your employer does have a duty of trust and confidence towards you. If they know that your colleague has acted in bad faith by writing this letter about you then they should take action against your colleague. You have a right to raise a grievance about the colleague and your employers failure to act on the basis that it amounts to a breach of trust and confidence.
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