Hi hope you can help, i have just been suspended for saying i hope one of my managers dies, i didnt say this but did make a comment a bit tongue in cheek with a couple of colleagues, i have been with the company 8 years and have never had a warning s before, can they sack me for this?kind regards XXXXX XXXXX
Province/Country relating to question: uk
You need to check your companies disciplinary and grievance procedure which should be found in their staff handbook.Generally speaking, your employer will need to carry out an investigation into the allegation about what you said, and conduct a formal disciplinary meeting with you. You have the right to be accompanied by a work colleague or trade union representative. Due to a recent case, you may be entitled to have a lawyer present if it is considered that what you said has the standing of a criminal threat.Yes, you do risk being dismissed from your employment for gross misconduct if the allegation against you is upheld and considered to sufficiently serious to amount to gross misconduct. You will have the right to appeal any decision made by your Employer.Due to the seriousness of your situation , you are best advised to seek formal legal advice as soon as possible from an employment solicitor. A list of employment solicitors is available from The Law Society.I hope that my answer has been helpful to you. Please select the green Accept button so that I may receive credit for my time. Your question will not close and you can continue to ask follow-ups.
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