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Can I take my employer to court for damages? I was subject

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Can I take my employer to court for damages? I was subject to a disciplinary hearing on 31/7/14. After a number of adjournments and cancelled and postponed reconvening meetings we had a close out meeting on 24/11/14 some 16 weeks later. 2 weeks on, I am still waiting for the official close out letter and a copy of the notes that were taken.
I have been undergoing counselling for depression for the last 10 weeks due to the lack of communication and action by my employer. I have asked to raise a grievance but they have even made a hash of this meeting and I am being forced to have the meeting out of normal hours in my own time or face a further delay on this.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jenny replied 2 years ago.
taratill :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. How long have you worked for your employer for?

Customer: 8 years
taratill :

Do you still work for your employer and do you wish to continue working there?

Customer: Yes I still work there but I am now actively seeking other employment. This whole episode has left a sour taste. I understand the need got the process, just can't accept the delay, lack of communication and the impact to my family and my health
taratill :

The only compensation that you can get is in employment law and this would be for constructive dismissal if you can demonstrate that the treatment of the employer is so bad that you have no atlernative but to resign. The only compensation that is available in these circumstances is compensation for economic loss subject to a duty to mitigate your loss

Customer: I had a hunch that may be the case. It's just a shame the can get away with what amounts to bullying. I definitely feel my future is now compromised with them. We are an American company so I can push the ethics stance with the grievance.
Customer: thank you or your help :)
taratill :

I am sorry there is no other claim for damages in this case. You can, of course, raise the ethics stance. All the best with this.

taratill :

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