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Recently I took leave for work related stress and made an impulsive decision to resign after 3 weeks as had lost motivation for work. I rang my manager back 4 hours later to retract resignation but he said "No you are too damaged, it will feel strange being unemployed for a while - just use the employee assistance program". I feel now that I made a bad decision whilst stressed.
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Hi, my name is***** solicitor in Melbourne. Thank you for using Just Answer, and I will answer your question today, and ask various questions to narrow the issues in your post raised.

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what date did you ring your boss and tell him you resigned ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Nov 12th 2018

based on this date your rights would be limited, however you may be able to make claim for breaches of workplace saftey OHS where you have suffered a mental illness as a consequence of that workplace environment.

have you considered this option yet ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No. I was put under stress and workplace was well aware I was stressed but accepted resignation anyway. Now I feel like they did not protect me whilst feeling very vulnerable.

how long did you work for that employer ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
8 years as casual employee & 8 1/2 years as permanent employee

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