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I wish to know if I can take action against the Business Consultant
Hi, you would not be able to take any legal action against this person because legally there are no grounds to actually make a formal claim for anything. However, you can pursue the matter further internally, although now that he has resigned there would be little the employer can do to take it further. In these circumstances the right thing to do would have been to raise a formal grievance with the employer, who would then investigate the allegations and decide what, if any appropriate action can be taken against that person. This could include disciplinary action where they are either issued with a warning, or even dismissed in more serious cases. However, as mentioned now that the employee has resigned there is little that the employer can do, especially as they cannot do anything once their employment has terminated. They can still take action against them whilst they are serving their notice period though so if they will be there for a few weeks to come you can still make the grievance complaint and let the employer deal with this.
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I spoke to a barrister and he told me I could do what they call Third Party Harrassment and defamation of character against the consultant and ex employee. Thanks for your help