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Hi there, thanks for your patience (and sorry I had not replied until now, not sure what email you received earlier to that effect). If no disciplinary action was taken against you then you cannot appeal so the employer is correct in that respect. However, that does not prevent you from raising your own complaint against them. Just as they have made a complaint against you, you are entitled to raise a complaint against them through the formal grievance procedure. That is when you can appeal if the outcome of the grievance is something you are not satisfied with.
Also in terms of the nature of the complaints I would suggest you consider mentioning whistleblowing as a reason for your treatment – if you have raised concerns about health and safety and are treated unfairly as a result then that would amount to detrimental treatment as a result of whistleblowing which is a serious matter. So do raise this if you think it is relevant and do not hesitate to pursue this via the formal grievance procedure to make a complaint yourself about this person or any other detrimental treatment you believe you are subject to.
In the end if the grievance procedure does not resolve things you only have two options left – either make a claim for whistleblowing or resign and claim constructive dismissal.
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