Over a year and I represented myself for unfair dismissal
Ok, thanks; please allow me to pick your brain.
I started employment on 08/2010; on January the person I was living with died of lung cancer; it was awful...
A few months after, I had to go to Italy to attend to a meeting with the director and the rest of the Co. It was so distressful that I ended up in A&E with a tachycardia.
That was the first of many times that the ambulance had to be called, even at work. On May the cardiologist put me on waiting list to have a heart procedure - Radio Frequency Ablation of Typical AVnRT.
By then I was already going to pieces; I was trying to cope with bereavement, at work it was all kind of problems and stress, so I sought counselling regarding a depressed condition that I didn’t managed any longer.
The company was always informed and they knew I was on medication.
They didn’t care neither comply with general knowledge and experience that may reasonably be expected of a person carrying out the role of Director; by then our relationship was irreversibly deteriorated.
In June 2011 during a meeting I informed the Co that I was liaising with the Environmental Health Department of London Borough, to request work place to be inspected.
From that day onwards Directors reduced contracted hours, changed job description, undermined all my managerial duties and responsibilities; they suspended holidays, delayed wages...
I even received an email from the director's wife(!) saying that we should all stay home to allow us to put behind this beautiful bar someone clean, tidy, smiling and willing to work.
On July 17th 2010 Director and major shareholder, demand me to return the company credit card, check book and the key to access bank account.
The operation was done in front of their wives.
The day after I received by email my dismissal letter.
As a punitive action my son and his girlfriend were also dismissed on the same day.
By doing that they jeopardized the welfare and well being of the entire household harassing us and taking away our jobs with no notice, intentionally malicious and revengefully.
Finally they managed to break me down.
On August I had been referred to a Mental Health Centre under psychiatric care. The diagnose was severe depression and I almost got sectioned.
Now almost 3 years later I haven't been able to go back to work as I'm struggling with pseudo dementia (which is consequence of depression).
It has also come to my attention that this people are now taking to court the franchisors ( they were a franchising) because of the layout ergonomics ...
Anyway is he really getting away with it? What happen to:
An employer failed in their duty of care;
An employee was harmed as a result;
The injury could have been reasonably foreseen by the employer.
Thanks for your time