For Ben Jones only,
1/ There was no investigation, I started work on Thursday 13th December at 6pm, I was casually advised by the Bar Manager (BM) that we were meeting with the Exec i.e, the President (P) and Vice President (VP) of the Rugby Club later. At 7pm he disappeared and they met.
I was behind the bar and the P & VP came up to the counter, the BM appeared back behind me in the bar.
Here is a summary of what was said on the night as I wrote it down that night.
P - Well how are things going?
Me - I am learning a lot of thngs from the BM but still have a lt to learn about what happens at the club.
P - How many were working behind the bar last Saturday?
Me - I replied 5. (no other questions about that Saturday)
P - What about the night the gas went off?
Me - All the staff have been trained to do the duties of a bar person, I expected everybody to be able to do all the duties including changing a gas cylinder.
BM - piped up, there just we lassies!
P - We can afford to lose you but not the lassies (a statement i had heard from the BM before.
Me - I said along the lines you can move with the times or stick with the old.
P - We want you to resign
Me - I have no intentions of resigning
P - Well, whats the next steps then?
Me - Jokingly I said you could fire me
P - Well your fired then! he offered me his hand, which I shook and he said "I hope this doesn't affect the things you do for the club and the committee!
Me - replying as I walked out of club, well I need to think about that.
With regards XXXXX XXXXX points above, there was no investigation, there were no grounds for instant dismissal, so I don't think the above requirements were satisfied.
As this has left a sour taste in my mouth, I have no intentions of returning to the club to work.
Question, can I appeal direct to the tribunal and miss out appealing to the club?