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Legal Q & A. (Careers)

Magazine article Marketing

Legal Q & A. (Careers)

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Q I have worked for my employer for several years. The firm is now implementing a number of redundancies. It recently gave me an official warning over a trivial matter, which I believe is only to strengthen its hand in light of the likely redundancy. Should I accept the warning or appeal? Will the warning appear on my reference if I do nothing? Should I simply resign now before matters get any worse?

A Firstly, your employer is under an obligation to provide a fair and honest reference about you on request. This does not prevent your employer from stating that you are currently subject to disciplinary proceedings or that you have received a disciplinary warning, if those statements are true.

You will have no recourse against your employer for making such statements unless those statements are misleading or untrue. With regard to the official warning, it would be better to stay and fight the disciplinary proceedings. When you know the out come you will be better placed to decide how to proceed. …

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