My boss sacked his Financial Controller on Friday (she commenced in February) as she wasn't performing to the standard he wanted. He called me into his office today and accused me of racism and being a bully to the Financial Controller (he said this is what she had told him). I am my boss's executive assistant and have worked for him for 3 1/2 years and have never been told this before. The Financial Controller and I had a very good relationship and when she came out of his office I was the first one she came to for a hug as she was so upset. I helped her pack up and walked her to her car and was encouraging and trying to give her hope. I have never had a review or been given a job description. I am very upset and worried about how this will affect me both professionally and personally. These accusations are false and I could easily have a dozen or more friends and colleagues who know me and would know this is not who I am.
I have only been spoken to my my Managing Director tonight, but I am thinking of putting something in writing to him.
HelloDuring the meeting you are within your rights to have a support person.Being there for 3 1/2 years, i would also approach fellow workers and provide statements from them confirming that they have not witnessed you making any racist comments to this person, nor any comments that were untoward.Such statements would basically cure any evidence that he has, or lack there of.In regard to the matter, if you were dismissed, it would be unfair as there would be no evidence. As a side note, i would also approach the person directly. They have been sacked, have no connection with the company, they would have no reason or interest to lie, have them prepare a statement confirming that none of this occurred.Please accept
Hi Daniel, thanks so much. My managing director is also the owner of the business. if I was to get statements from work colleagues and the person sacked, how do I present them to my him in a fair and reasonable way, without jeopordising myself or them.
HelloI would flick an email to him asap, (as in now) confirming that you do have supporting evidence to be taken into account. Be nice about it, but firm that his allegations are just wrong.Please accept
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