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Good morning, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assisting you today. Did you raise a grievance in relation to how you were treated?
Did you have a clause in your contract which prevented you from working elsewhere?
Thank you for the clarification, if there is no clause in the contract that prevents you form working in your own time I do not think this is something that should cause condern. Have they stated the reason for the meeting?
Thank you for the clarification, if you are signed off sick you are not under an obligation to attend any meetings. If your sick leave continues up to your leaving date is unlikely that the company will be able to take any actions against you.
If you are able to attend the meeting then you should attend and have a colleague accompany you, this does appear to be an investigatory meeting.
An employer can refuse to give a reference, however most references tend to be factual in nature.
It is unlikely that they could find that you had committed gross misconduct without having a meeting with you first.
At this stage it doe snot appear to be a disciplinary but an investigation, they can continue with a disciplinary hearing in your absence however they would need to take into account your version of events before making a finding especially if there was no clause to state that you had to declare secondary employment.
Yes at least if you put something in writing this will give the employer something to consider rather than not attending the meeting and having the hearing go ahead in your absence.
I would agree with your comments, the line manager requesting for your help to vaccinate for Covid-19 would appear to demonstrate permission to carry out a secondary role. I understand that you are concerned about the meeting however without attending it is difficult to envisage what the outcome of the meeting will be (if any).
Hopefully I have answered but if anything remains unclear I will be happy to assist you further.