i do have a contract and they presented some statements from people wich were quite vague and in my eyes incorrect, i didnt have a witness either as i chose not to take one with me, my main concern is i was suspended for 17days untill i heard a thing from my employer, i was not given a suspension letter utling the reasons in which i was suspended i didnt no what the allegation was against me untill i i recived a disciplinary hearing letter, and im my company handbook itn states any employee suspended must recieve it formally in writing when i raises this (along with a few other points at my hearing) the hearing was ajurned for a week.
two days later i recieved a suspension letter (20days too late!) and a new disciplinary hearing letter for the following weekend.
in the meeting i raised the issue again of it been 20days too late the manageers sid although company policies state i shoud have had a letter it is not a legal requirement?
Also before i was suspended i was asked to give a statement with regards to the alleged incident which i was told one my manager had taken the statement i could proof read and sign, which didnt! it was passed straight to the manager dealing with the disciplinary.
After recieveing a copy of this un signed statement, i realsied some words were misplaced and worded wrong, so i raised this at the meeting too (anther reason it was ajurned) and at the 2nd meet the manager had spoken to my line mager who originally took my statement and he said i was asked to read and sign my statment but i chose not too!(a complete lie) however 5 other statements from 5 members of staff were taken and they ALL signed theirs! when i rised this issue he said the manger had writtned a statment of truth and was willing to stand up on oath if he had too!ant that yet again a signature on my statement wasnt a legal requirement!
But as far as im concerned correct rules and procedures havent been follwed? what do you think? (sorry for going on!)