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A worker who was off sick was asked into a return to work meeting,

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A worker who was off sick was asked into a return to work meeting, it transpires they were lied to and it was actually was an investigation meeting against that individual, an investigation the individual was completely unaware . The company went against independent and internal medical advice which had stated the person was not fit to attend work in writing . Subjected to a very aggressive two hour questioning which they attempted to stop three times however then forced to continue with irrespective of how they felt, which as a result of they then collapsed and were rushed to hospital suffering serious medical complications as a result. Is this a form of assault?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 4 years ago.

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This is not assault and there will be no criminal implications in this case. This is a purely employment matter where the employer has acted unreasonably and the employee in question is able to pursue this via recognised employment methods, which would initially involve the formal grievance procedure, after which they are looking at a potential resignation and a claim for constructive dismissal. These are the accepted ways of resolving such matters.