Hi Jenny, I am not too sure but I know it is less than 2 years.
No, she has been told that this person has made the allegation against her
Her boss called her into his office and told her she was being suspended. A day later she collected a letter from her boss who explained the allegation made against her.
At a meeting yesterday she was told that the Client (where she was working through the contractor employing her) did not want her to return. Her own employer had, however, challenged the decision in light of the statements received from the suppliers who supposedly said what they had heard to this person, stating that it had not been my friend who had made the comment at all.
Her employer is going to make a decision within the next few days as to whether they will also dismiss her. I don't think they will but there is a possibility. They have said that they will try and find her an alternative role but this could mean less money, more hours, extensive travelling or, they may not find her a suitable role at all in which case her contract will be terminated.
So even though this woman has 'publicly' told the Client and my friend's employer that it was my friend who made the breech of confidence comment and has lost her one position and potentially her job overall too, she has no recourse against this woman for a wrongful allegation, that has written statements from the 2 suppliers that it was not my friend who said it? No wonder people take the law in to their own hands!
Ok thank you. I understand what you have said but it does not make it fair when quite clearly this woman had no proof that it was my friend who made the comment before she made the accusation and has, as a direct result, caused no end of damage to my friends career, reputation, health and, potentially her standard of living, if she can indeed find another position at all.
Yes, it is very sad. Thank you again, have a good day.