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How long have you worked there? Also, what would be your ideal outcome in this situation so that I can advise you of your options?
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Many thanks for your patience. First of all you can try to appeal and whilst I understand you believe it may not change things, unless you try you will not know that. You could try and remain signed off work whilst the process goes on and if the outcome remains the same then at least you know where you stand with that.
The options after that would be limited to constructive dismissal I’m afraid. Of course a settlement agreement would be the best outcome but you cannot force the employer to agree to one. Instead you will have to resign and the go through the ACAS early conciliation process before you can issue a claim. You would be hoping that ACAS can use their negotiating skills to try and get you some sort of settlement from them. It is their aim to facilitate that so at east you will have some professional help to try and get a settlement agreement. If that does not work either, then you will only be able to go through to the tribunal claim process and then you will need to think carefully about whether you wish to go that far.
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Sometime the proposals offered by the employer may not go to resolve the issues at hand. Not always will there be a satisfactory resolution to a workplace dispute. Whether the proposals are suitable will really depend on the circumstances and not just on what the employer believes is suitable but also what is suitable for your own personal circumstances. If they dismiss you then in way that would be better for you as then you would at least be claiming unfair dismissal, which generally is considered easier than constructive dismissal so they may be doing you a favour in that respect.
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