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    Unfair Delay !!!

    Good morning

    I am in the western cape

    I work for a company as full time staff.

    On the 11/04/2014 I was informally told of transgressions that I made and told that it would be followed up by the 14/04/2014.

    On 14/04/2014 I was told that I had done something against policies and made to listen to phone calls to confirm this. The meeting was adjourned until the next day as the hr manager has private commitments.

    The next day arrived and was concluded with nothing officially given to me in writing.

    Weeks went past with. I mention or anything given in writing. I became sick and was in hospital.

    When I arrived back at work, the atmosphere from managers were miserable and i was ignored. I continued with my work.

    I was then called in on 21/05/2014 where a industrial relation consultant who was outsourced by the company had a meeting with myself again and I was told they are gathering evidence to decide what to do to me.

    Is this fair that I have had to wait so long with no official warning or notification?

    I do not know what is going on with my life. The suspense is very unfair

    Please help me. I am desperate.

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    Why don't you mention the "transgression" and what you did against policy ?
    I think you need to not forget that you started this "procedure".
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    I was apparently rude to callers - I work in a call centre - Fine if im guilty, why keep me hanging so long

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    Well its not really "fine" if you are rude to callers..... maybe they are deciding what to do depending on your performance since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defib View Post
    I was apparently rude to callers - I work in a call centre - Fine if im guilty, why keep me hanging so long
    Employers who don't follow proper disciplinary and dismissal procedures can end up paying expensive penalties. These procedures aren't always quick and simple to follow, particularly for matters of misconduct or poor performance where the severity of the alleged offence (e.g. being rude to people on the phone) is subject to interpretation. Therefore, smart employers take their time when preparing for, and following through with, the necessary procedures.

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    At this point, and assuming there is some complexity here that is the cause of the delay, it might only be an unfair delay if the employer only gives you 24 hours notice to prepare for the hearing when / if they get around to it - or if you were suspended without pay.
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