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Hi Ben thank you for helping. I
HAVE worked for the company for 8 and a hlaf years. I have just resigned to go another employer as I felt the employer was unable to uplhold my part time working contract. On the advice if ACAS i still raised a greivance befire I left to sgare my feelings with the company. The company is american and asks all employees to sign a code of ethics and principles of integrity when commencing employment which i have. During off the record or so I thought discussion with HR partner to discuss all options and possible outcomes of raising a greivance, I mentioned I knew the company paid compromise agreements and asked what these are. Head of HR says I was using knowledge from my role as Payroll Manager for personal gain and may be breach of the code I signed. Was genuine curiosity in talking through options, all hypothetical and no specific instances of cases referred to. I don't see the documents as they are all held in HR so I would not be able to comment on individuals. They are using very scary language and sayingI have breached code.
Thank you so much Ben, the worry that this could result in them taking legal action against me (us companies are so litigous) has actually made me ill since the discussion yesterday! I am so concerned that this could be detrimental on my new employment or that they could report me to my professional accountancy body which would clearly impact my livelihood going forward. I did suspect something would come up where they would make me squirm. Are there any other possible negatives from taking the greivance forward, do I need to tell my new employer? Thank you
Thank you Ben, I can enjoy my weekend now!