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been with the company 3 years, the procedure had changed since i last carried it out as it was about 2 years ago that i last did one. We don't get retrained as such most thing like this is done by word of mouth but working on a different site to the main workshop you wouldn't have know and don't always get informed.
No policy on this and you just don't get told like i said you are expected to know. Its not a breach of rules they are saying gross negligence.
the possible outcome could be instant dismissal, do you think there would be grounds for this..
Hi there your main defence here's going to be your employer not telling you of the updates to the policy. If they've got a policy about the steps you're supposed to follow to make the repairs they'll need to keep you updated of any changes to make sure you're doing your job properly. You've said that you're usually told of any changes by word of mouth but that's not a proper way of informing employees and there's actually no guarantee that all employees are going to be informed of any changes as word of mouth largely relies on chance. So facing a disciplinary for something you weren't told has changed is likely to be unfair. You've not been told you're facing disciplinary action yet so it's not certain it'll get to that stage but at this meeting you'll really need to push through the message that you've been treated unfairly by not being officially told of the updated policy and that word of mouth is not a reliable way of keeping the workforce updated. If you're taken to a disciplinary you'll be able to appeal whatever decision they take. I'd hope this doesn't end in dismissal but if it does then the tribunal's an option if you wanted to challenge it later on. Good luck
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