I am a chef in a hotel, 12 months service, last week I cooked and served a bad dish to a Rotary club dinner. The following day I was disciplined by the manager and was given a verbal warning. Then on Tuesday this week, the hotel received a letter from the Rotary club saying that they were moving their meeting place away from the hotel to an alternative venue. The letter made no reference as to why, although it is widely known among tha staff (and I suspect, the management) that the Rotarians have been not happy with the venue since the new owners took over and installed their own manager (related to the owners) As a result of this letter, I have subsequently been told that I am not required in at work (apart from Sunday carvery, which they cannot do without me) and will receive a letter, bu e-mail (e-mail agreed by me) and that I was going to be disciplined (the manager actually said I was going to receive a final written warning, pre-judgement or what?) What are my options? I am not happy here and have been seeking alternative employment for some months, but....
Province/Country relating to question: England
Have said nothing, waiting for the letter to arrive to tell me exactly what I am accused of. Am thinking of contacting the Rotary club to ascertain their reasons for moving.
Hello,You need to ask your employer whether you are being dismissed as you have been told that you are no longed required in at work.They would need to follow proper procedure to discipline you if there is an issue with your work and/or dismiss you, if not, you may bring an unfair dismissal claim against them.You may also consider resigning from your position.Hope this helps. Please rate my answer and we can continue for free if need be
I should have told you, I already asked if I was being dismissed, he said no, but I would get a final written warning, this, to my mind, is pre-judgement, and am I right in not wanting the complainer to hear the case?
You may normally only contact the Rotary Club if you are permitted by your employer to do so, but if your employer does not mind you doing this, you may do so.Your employer should follow a proper procedure before warning you: http://www.acas.org.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=1041Hope this helps
If I contact the rotary club, and they say that they were moving away anyway, that would/should exonerate me surely? I know that he will not contact them. I think he is using me as an excuse for them leaving because of his poor management of their presence each week.
Yes, that should exonerate you.All the best. I believe your queries have been answered. Please leave positive feedback
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