Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
How long have you worked there for?
OK thank you, XXXXX XXXXX it with me. I am in a tribunal today so will prepare my advice during the day and get back to you this afternoon. There is no need to wait and you will receive an email when I have responded. Thank you
Hello, sorry I did post back earlier but it does not appear to have registered so I will try again.
That main issue you will face here is going to be linked to your length of service. This is because if you have been continuously employed at your place of work for less than 2 years then your employment rights will unfortunately be somewhat limited. Most importantly, you will not be protected against unfair dismissal. This means that your employer can dismiss you for more or less any reason, and without following a fair procedure, as long as their decision is not based on discriminatory grounds (i.e. because of gender, race, religion, age, a disability, sexual orientation, etc.) or because you were trying to assert any of your statutory rights (e.g. requesting maternity/paternity leave, etc.).
So the employer could easily and legally dismiss you without having to provide a fair reason and without having to follow any sort of procedure and you won’t be able to challenge it. This is really the worst case scenario.
Saying that, you just don’t know what the employer’s plans are and how they intend on dealing with this. They could be lenient, they could try and give you a second chance. This is especially the case if you are entirely honest with them, admit your gilt and shoe remorse for your actions. Then again, the risk is that you could easily be putting your foot in it and signing your own death sentence. The outcome is unfortunately completely impossible to predict at this stage – it depends on your employer and the people making the decisions, so it is highly subjective. One employer could give you a second chance, another cold go straight for dismissal. Nevertheless your legal position is as described above so hope this clarified your query?
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks
ok that is good and you are correct in a sense that you may just leave things to see if the employer ever finds out and takes further action rather than plcing yourself in the sharks mouth straight away by admitting it