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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.
Have you approached the employer over this? Please note I am mobile today so may not be able to reply until later today thanks
Many thanks for your patience. First of all the appeal is there for your benefit so if you are requesting something which may affect the outcome, like not being present at the meeting, that is your risk to take. You could argue that due to your health condition, you are considered disabled in law and as such the employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments. In the circumstances a reasonable adjustment could be to allow you not to attend in person. Worst case is they do not hold the appeal or postpone it. They cannot dismiss you and come up with a worse outcome than the original one.
Does this answer your query?
Was an apology part of the original outcome?
They cannot force you to apologise, in the end that would be a voluntary act by you. As to the Christmas party, if this is organised by the employer or they sponsor it, then they can decide if you should go or not and for one year only they can request you do not attend so that there is no potential friction on what could be a highly-charged event. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
All the best
No worries thanks
Yes you can appeal of course but there is no guarantee that the appeal will be accepted so all you can do is appeal but you won’t know what the outcome is until the appeal has been heard and completed
You cannot just challenge the outcome or appeal with ACAS – they only deal with actual claims, so you would either have to resign and claim constructive dismissal and then go to ACAS or make a discrimination claim through them
yes for that you do not need to leave
yes you may do so, it is your right to go there anyway so you can always mention it
it's not really a relevant point which will give you any further rights legally
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please see my message above and post as a separate query to continue, thanks