Client was an 18yr old employee, abruptly dismissed by her supervisor from her employment on grounds of lack of punctuality, citing two recent incidents of lateness. The client had notified her employer on the two occasions she would be late to work due a burglary at her residence and illness. After lodging a personal grievance, Paul guided her through the personal grievance for unjustified dismissal procedure.
During his investigation into her dismissal, Paul uncovered the supervisor, also since dismissed, had been instructed to draft, seal and reopen a final warning letter to the client for an invented misconduct issue and place it in her work drawer. This was inteded to be presented at the hearing for her unjustified dismissal to show that the dismissal was justified.
At a mediation hearing, the employer initially denied the false letter placement. After learning this was potentially a criminal matter that could be referred to the Police, the employer quickly agreed to settle the claim by way of substantial financial settlement.
Paul is an employment lawyer guiding both employees and employers through employment law procedures they face.