Certainly i can give more info .,, In October of 2007 I was dismissed ffor making accusations of a certain manager in a well know rail operating company in Scotland for being a racist and a back biter .. In response the management also brought up charges that I had pestered and threatened a female member of staff . The evidence which they provided was a non existing date of (thursday june 6th 2007) As June 6th is my Birthdays I knew for a fact that June 6th was not a Thursday .. The company did not include this accusation on my final notice .
How ever I took this matter up with the industrial Tribunal after my dismissal and it went to pre hearing in 2008 , which continued into 2009 as the hearing judge took unwell . In 2009 I lost the pre tribunal hearing and appealed against it as I felt that the conclusion made on the decision was inaccurate .
On my pre - hearing tribunal appeal in December 2009 the decision was overturned in my favour by Justice Underhill , stating that there did seem to be a case to prove regarding racial victimisation by the company , there by allowing it to go to a full hearing in 2010 . However two weeks before the full hearing , the company wanted an out of court settlement to be reached and I eventually agreed to a certain sum after advise from my solicitors . To get the sum I was asked to fill in a compromise agreement for the sum of £10,000. The agreement states that should I publish any material make any condescending or derogatory remarks regarding any of the members of staff involved in the case , I am to return the £10,000. I do not intend to do any name calling but stick to the facts of the case for which I have documentation provided by the company during the disciplinary hearing in 2007 .
Yes it is in Scotland . There may be a non -disclosure clause involving the amount awarded to myself and the people involved in the case . But it states that the sum awarded will be claimed back if I were to make any disparaging remarks or comments against the staff involved . As I have mentioned , I only intend to go by the documented facts of the case and stick to them , which includes the dialogue transcripts .
The reason I want to publish it is because the company were in breach of several procedures their own company anti-harassment policy rules and regulations . The breaches includes a breach of confidentiality by a supervisor to whom I had written to regarding the harassment issue about this manager .The supervisor passed on my letter of complaint to the manager I was complaining against instead of passing to to the HR manager .
Also , the company claimed that my complaint could not be investigated as it had happened 10 years before and could not be investigated , even though transcripts from the investigating manager suggests that they were aware of a problem existing between myself and this manager before I made a formal complaint...
If the last paragraph is confusing you , let me explain. . The manager in question was a supervisor at the time of the harassment incident . The man shoved his face close to me as I was doing my job , while he sat right next to me . he did this while he claimed that he was "assessing me" regarding my "poor performance" which is not on my record . Through being rather naieve at the time , when I went to my line manager( this guy's boss) I did not make a formal complaint as my line manager indicated to me that he was aware of what had happened and that he did not sanction it . I moved to another area after about 7 months later and I never felt comfortable about it when I found out that nothing had been done about this man and that he had now become a manager just 12 months after the incident ( but not a manager in my area. ). .
After I mentioned about the incident in my area , one or two superviors started harassing my self but in a different way . After 10 years I had a mental breakdown and attempted to take my life with an overdose of a drugs cocktail and a full bottle of vodka , but my body just rejected the whole lot and I regurgitated everything back out . As a result I decided to take time off work. During my time off work I learnt that this manager was now going to become my manager .
It was at this point I wrote a letter to a supervisor (who I thought I knew) explained the situation about how I felt about this person and asked the supervisor to keep matters confidential as I was going to take the matter up to a higher office . However this supervisor did not keep it confidential and instead reported it to the man who I was making the complaint against and showed him the letter , which is a breach of the company regulations .
As you can see I have a lot to say about the whole thing and I feel that this is something that people should know about even if I have to change names of the people involved in this .