Employment law advice in a hurry
February 23, 2012 2:46 PM Subscribe
My wife finds herself quite unexpectedly facing termination from her job and needs legal/employment advice quickly. Some details after the link.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
To keep things brief: there has been a rapid deterioration of relations between my wife and her employers. Almost out of the blue, they have now told her that she has until Monday to decide between disciplinary action & investigation leading to termination, or a "compromise deal" of a quick end to the job, no investigation, but still described in the document as a termination.
We are in the UK.
She has not been happy in her job for a while and does not want to fight them or stay in position, but we need to make sure she is not screwed in the job market for her next step. How will it look to future employers if she accepts the compromise, how will the end of this employment be recorded - that's the area of doubt.
It's not necessary to go into the rights and wrong of the termination as far as either party is concerned, but I will say that there is no suggestion of criminality. Just a sad story of mismanagement and personality clashes that has become unsustainable.
So, this is the question - I know you are not her lawyers, so where can she find impartial legal/employment advice in a hurry? I'm aware of the CAB as an option, and that's so far the only option we can think of. She's not a member of a union; are there helplines of any kind we could try. We are not wealthy but we can pay for advice if needed. Time is at this moment more important than money. The compromise is obviously what everyone wants - we just want to make sure she's not getting unnecessarily screwed for the future.