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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
Please provide some more details of your circumstances.
How long have you worked there for?
Ok thanks. To be honest there is nothing wrong with the employer approaching people and asking them for any relevant information about these allegations. When you are facing allegations, the employer is expected to conduct a reasonable investigation into the allegations before deciding whether to take it further formally. What happened may not feel nice as you are on the receiving end of it, but it is not unlawful.
I appreciate this may not be the answer you were hoping for but it is the legal position and I hope that it at least clarifies where you stand?
A lot of what they did is unethical, rather than unlawful. There is a big difference.
From a legal perspective, the only thing you can do to take it forward legally, is to resign and make a claim for constructive dismissal but the risk there is that you are going to be giving up your job to pursue this and there is no guarantee you would win.
Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
You can do something in law but it would mean you resigning to make a claim – you cannot make a legal claim for this whilst employed by them, all you can do is raise an internal complaint but that leaves it in their hands still
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All the best