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Has this causes you any financial loss in any way?
No, but it could going forward. I took the volunteer placement in order to change career and this was the starting block
and my long standing health issue has not affected my placement in the slightest
but it could be deemed to be a problem if this is what is being stated
Okay, the law will say that you cannot recover any compensation at the moment, as you have not actually (as yet) suffered any loss.
perhaps more importantly for you is the representation about ill health etc.
This really only arises, I assume, on a reference being provided. Is that correct?
yes, it is. im receiving messages wishing me to get better soon!
yes, that's correct. although i would like it put straight to the other staff that i have left on the grounds of harassment and not ill health
or AT LEAST that i have left , but the reason is not ill health, i.e. a retraction.
Okay - then if you get a misleading reference, then this is actionable if it is wrong, and you would be able to sue. They're not likely to be under an obligation to provide a reference (unless you have it in a contract from them that they will provide one) and so they just might not provide one anyway.
thank you. is it possible to get them to retract the statement that i have left on grounds of ill health though?
It should be - they could just say that you left for "personal reasons", which in a sense, is true. It wouldn't need expanding upon.
thanks very much Max. Much appreciated.
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