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Hi Ben, as stated in my brief overview I have been with the company 7 years in July.
I guess my concern is whether the company is within its rights to dismiss me for accidental disclosure of confidential information that was without malicious intent. As an employee is there any way I can protect my position within the company and in the event I am dismissed as a result do I have any rights in terms of unfair dismissal. Any advice, guidance regarding my concerns will be greatly appreciated. I hope this clarifies.
Thanks Ben, your message has provided some insight and I am remorseful, I do have a good employee record. I hope my employer takes all of the above into consideration and that the appropriate disciplinary measure is taken without the need to dismiss me on this first occasion. The nature of the document did not contain any know how or trade secret information that would be detrimental to any of the parties. I do not foresee any damage as a result of my unintentional act. If it is decided to dismiss me do I have grounds for disproportionality? The punishment does not fit the crime?
Thank you, I guess I need to attend the disciplinary meeting and see what eventuates...