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Hi, I am having some difficulties in my workplace and want to know if a termnation payment is somthing that can be explored?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?

In short, I have not been managed in over two years, all of a sudden I am a bad employee based on here say I have never been given facts or written examples of the problems, I have today been given a second written warning for voicing an opinion as they say that is a behavioral problem in me, I have asked for a transfer to another team is the opinion I voice, I am on a PIP for these alleged "behavioural problems" and have failed the PIP for voicing my opinion

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

I am a permanent part time admin officer in Hobart Tas

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That is the short story, I have been accused of spreading a rumor which I never did, I asked a question to the person, I have been denied the opportunity to increase my hours or do more work in other areas

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

termination payment will be dependent on your contract.

do you have a copy of your employment contract ?

based on your comments you may have a counter claim of bullying as well.

have you considered this point yet ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The thought had crossed my mind, I have a data sheet of how I have been made to feel for the duration of my time here, particularly the latter part where I have been blindsided by all this negative feedback and formal processes
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

raising a claim may be brought.

Would you like to discuss this matter on the telephone ? I have extended a special offer to you if you prefer.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am currently still in the office, the time is not right but I certainly need some help
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

ok, when you are free after work you are welcome to call me.

when you are ready just accept the offer and my numbers will display for you.

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