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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. how long have you worked there please?
Since june 2005 and in my current role since January 2007.
Hi Ben, please accept my apologies for not being polite to you.
sorry I am having connection problems this morning.please leave it with me. I need to look up a few things and then get my advice ready. I will post back on here when done. There is no need to wait and you will receive an email when I have responded.
Thanks..........I am on tenderhooks, I do not wish to pressure you,what is the longest time before you might reply please?
I should be able to get back to you some time after six this evening as I have a meeting this afternoon
Many thanks Ben. Please bear in mind that my meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and obviously any advice I receive after midday tomorrow will not be of any use. I really appreciate your help and just want some clarity of thought for tomorrow. Best regards, Peter
Hello Peter, many thanks for your patience. Hopefully this will reach you in good time before the hearing tomorrow.
First of all I am sorry to hear about the situation you have found yourself in. However, there is no right or wrong way in resolving this because what may work with one employer may not necessarily work with another so it is partly going to be second-guessing their position and how they may wish to deal with this matter.
In terms of offering your resignation, there are a couple of possible outcomes of that. Firstly, you would be expected to work through your notice period. I presume that may be a few weeks at least. In that situation, you would continue to be an employee until its expiry and technically the employer could still proceed with the investigation and disciplinary in the meantime and even dismiss you before the end of your notice. So even though you would have initially resigned, the official reason for your termination could still be treated as a dismissal. I would not recommend that you ignore their attests to investigate r deal with this because it could amount to insubordination and give them further reasons to dismiss you.
Another option is that you agree with them that you resign and they let you go immediately, essentially forfeiting their right to expect a notice period from you. They may do so to save themselves the time and resources needed in dealing with the investigation and simply wishing to close this matter without any further time being spent on it. Some employers may be happy to do so, whilst others may be intent on pursuing this to the bitter end, so to speak. I cannot predict which camp your employers would fall into.
The settlement agreement is also an option. You both leave on a clean break in that case, they may just give you a small sum to leave and you will have to agree not to sue them in the future, then you both go your separate ways.
In any event, you would have to discuss your options with the employer as it is no good wanting to do something when they would object to it as it may make things worse for you. You may wish to be honest with them, admit your guilt and show remorse for your actions and ask for a respectful way out of this, most likely through one of the above-mentioned options. But I must stress again that these will only work with the employer’s blessing so try and come to some sort of an arrangement with them that works for both sides. Communication is the key here and you will be relying on the employer and their intentions on how to deal with this. Showing a willingness to leave without any fuss and reminding them that it means there would be no lengthy disciplinary procedure could be attractive for them to allow this to happen without there being a black mark against your name in terms of a dismissal.
Ben, many thanks for your help. To be honest I wanted to resign and confess or confess and resign if it might have been be a better option. I have been in blind panic in this and your advice has helped me to see the path that I will now take. I will resign with contrition and ask them however they want to proceed that I will give full and honest account of my actions. Thank you once again best regards, Peter
I will rate you as Excellent!!!!! Many thanks.
Thanks for getting back to me, I hope you get to resolve this to your satisfaction. All the best