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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What exactly was discussed with the team?
What was discussed with my Team was my behavour and they give my Manager examples of when I had displayed anger towards others or was sharp with my replies. This excludes my Team, as I haven't directly as far as I know been sharp with them.
Hi Ben, sorry cant wait for your answer, I have to go. Basically what I need to know is was his action of contacting my Team, without my knowledge a breach of Trust. He is aware that I have a very sick Relative recovering from a recent opertion and that due to illness my Office is short staffed. Was he justified in having this converstion, without my knowledge on Thursday, The conversation that I only found out about this morning. Non of my Team have mentioned the telephone call to me. Thanks
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So basically your complaint is that the employer told others in the workplace, that had not complained about you and that did not know about these issues until then?
I dont know if they were aware of the issues or not but they had not complained.
By the way there had been no formal complaints put on against me, from what I can gather it was just discussed among Management
Whilst I understand your position, the employer’s actions are not going to be so serious that you can claim you are justified in taking the major step of treating this as a breach of trust and confidence and going as far as resigning and claiming constructive dismissal. It may give you enough to consider the grievance route, but this is not such a serious breach that would justify you going down the legal route in any way.
The employer had received complaints about your behaviour and even though they knew the people that have complained, it does not mean they are sworn to secrecy about this and cannot discuss it with anyone else outside of that group. As an employer they have a duty to investigate any issues that may affect their employees, even if no formal complaint had been put in, so by asking the group, including other team members that had not complained, the employer is likely to have simply been conducting an investigation into the potential issues to decide whether there was anything that they felt was serious enough to take further. It isd likely they were also trying to find out if others had been affected, even if they had not placed a formal complaint or even raised this with anyone else. The employer would have liked to see how widespread this was so asking around and speaking to people who had direct contact with you is unlikely to be a serious breach in the circumstances.
OKay Thanks...what about the grievance Route ?
yes, what about it would you like to know?
Do you think his actions were justified ?
to an extent yes they were, due to the reasons mentioned above. This was not an isolated complaint that was made in confidence, it was something that a number of people had expressed concerns about so unlikely to have been a secret amongst your colleagues, we all know what happens in the office environment - things can get round quickly and even if the people that did not complain did not do so, it does not mean that they did not already know about this or that they were not also feeling the same about it but just did not want to kick up a fuss
Okay Thanks for your advise....guess I'll just have to grin and bear it.
it's not at a stage where you know things are bad as a result - it may make for some uncomfortable periods with some colleagues but the employer could ddecide there is not enough to take it further, understand your position and that this is not like you and possibly driven by other issues in the background, tell you to be careful in the future and advise everyone else to give you some breathing space....
Good Advice Ben...have a nice evening and thanks for your help
you are most welcome, all the best
trying to give you an excellent Rating but I keep getting a pop up saying that you haven't finshed answering ?
it's a known bug, don't worry we will process it manually, many thanks