For Ben Jones only
I believe it is very difficult to prove that I am suffering from harassment and retaliation. The management does it in a very subtle way.
From time to time I received emails and comments from this boss that are upsetting and don't reflect reality.
I am a good sales person but he will only comment on negative things such as "you are late" (if I arrive late 2 minutes but I often stay late and he won't comment on this), "you have poor communication", etc.
Often he ignored my concerns and requests, didn't respond to my emails and ignored me completely.
So how can you prove this? what are the chances that you can be successful in court? do these things happen to people?
I think that companies don't like people that have filed a grievance and they eventually want to get rid of them
For Ben Jones
Can you represent yourself at a tribunal? how long does a process like this take? what are the steps? Can this be retaliation?
After I filed the grievance I went on maternity to have my second baby, I came back and everything was fine for the first year in the company (I have worked here for 8 years). However (and this is something I had been advised by the solicitor that helped me with the grievance who said it would happen like this as companies don't like grievances) it has been 17 months since I filed this complaint and I feel that they want to push me out, by emailing me that I have communication problems, that I have arrived late on some occasions, that I have exceeded the expenses on one client's lunch, and stupid little things that wouldn't matter if it was other employees.
Can you tell me if it is likely that because I filed a grievance, the company is trying for me to get very bored and leave? I have had no promotions, I sometimes feel ignored, I have been denied moving to better open positions, despite meeting my targets every years.
If I am signed off sick for stress, can they fire me while I am off?
I feel that I would like to sue them but I don't know on what basis I can sue them. is the fact that they exclude me from any career development enough to sue them?
Can you help?