Hello my name is ***** ***** I am a solicitor and I am happy to help you today. How long have you worked there for?
Can you explain the background to you releasing this information? Are you saying the party you gave it to had access to it by other (public) means in any event?
Is the fact you said the words likely to cause the company damage?
ok but not likely to cause financial harm, did you know what you were doing could cause a problem/ embarrassment?
Thanks, ***** ***** that your best strategy is to say you are sorry but you made a mistake thinking that the fact was known to the team. In order for something to amount to gross misconduct there would normally have to be a deliberate intention to cause harm to the business or not caring that the harm could be caused. In the circumstances you describe where only embarrasment to a manager is caused I do not think it would be reasonable for you to be dismissed and that you would have grounds to appeal and potentially claim unfair dismissal.
There should not normally be any delay in investigating so you can raise this with the employer as well.
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