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The market for teachers in my position is limited. There is potential however if I were to be unemployed effective now it'd be unlikely until January 1st at the earliest
I have my suspicions that my job will effectively be covered in house with no further appointments made ... I was told this in not so many words.
This would effectively confirm that my dismissal was for financial reasons.
I have also had time of recently (only 3 days)and suspect it may be a stress related illness, which I informed my employer about.
He aluded to the fact that my resignation would allowed me to recover from stress.. Again I question his words here.
If I am put onto capability procedures and was dismissed as a result, would I be paid the full amount of my notice period (1 full academic term) assuming the dismissal was not for gross misconduct.
Absences due to sick have only been sporadic and within the self certification period so there is no problem with that.
Thanks again for your useful advice.
Hi Ben, thanks again for your earlier advice. I have had further negotiations with my employer. I am not currently in the process of any disciplinary process and have discussed a compromise agreement, and waiting to hear from them as to how much they can offer ex-gratia.
The situation is thus. I am entitled to one full academic terms PILON if I were later put on capability procedures and dismissed summarily at the end of the procedure. The earliest then, that I could be dismissed (and again I stress, I am not in a disciplinary situation at present) would be 31st December (and possibly as late as 31st April 2014) as the capability proceedings have to run for between 4-20 weeks of term time only.
I have made my employer aware that I am prepared to leave at 31st August if a sufficient compromise agreement can be agreed. Given that technically I could drag my heels and ensure my ongoing employment continues well beyond 31st August I feel that I am in a strong bargaining position for a ex-gratia payment. What would be a fair amount, if you are allowed to comment?