no I was not, my partner was typing all letters, complaints and grievance and appeal until now, she contacted one of solicitors and they say accept 10k, I believe I had so much harm done by all the situation, I claimed 5k for discrimination in schedule of loss.
I worked as ahead chef, and it was quite after lunch , radio in the kitchen was on, and manager( started 2 weeks prior to incident and was never introduced to me as my manager plus I have an information in my old contract that I am part of management) he came and ordered turn off the radio- while in the restaurant music was still on, I went to the other side of the counter checked and said I cannot hear laud music( it could not be heard as fridges and air con was constantly on) the manager came closer and said again turn it off, then I said "piss off"
the employer states they followed procedures- it is a huge company Greene King pubs and they employ thousands of employees so why the manager was dealing with statements? they put in the letter gross misconduct and failure to follow reasonable managers request - what was reasonable in that request ??God knows
The respondent solicitors are sending me threatening e mails - if I do not accept 10k,they would impose costs on me if I loose my case in the court-