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How long is your continuous employment with this company?
I would say that it is rather risky for the employer to pursue such allegations here considering they placed you in a role which was not immediately your remit, which they knew you needed support for (evidenced by them actually looking for someone to do this) and that they had not taken you through any formal performance management procedures. Also negligence is considered by looking at your level of knowledge and experience and whether someone in your place would have done things differently. Your inexperience and the fact you were doing the job following the employer’s request would mean that this will unlikely be considered negligent to such an extent. I would say at this stage the employer should be looking at performance management, offering support and training or perhaps placing you in a different role rather than proceeding with direct dismissal.
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