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SACKED

12 Nov 2018, 15:49

sorry if I'm in the wrong section for advice

Long story short

My wife has worked at the same post office for 24 years never had a problem.

couple of weeks ago she worked a Saturday by herself. she returned to work on the Tuesday to walk in to an audit.
The audit found her money to be £2,200 short. she went back to work on the Thursday and the post master suspended her pending an investigation.
The investigation was carried out and the Post office advised the post master to terminate her employment.

On the Saturday my wife worked her money was correct when she closed the post office.
We now know that on the same day the post master entered the premises to work on the alarm. My wife's money/takings were not kept in a sealed unit.
She was sacked for false declaring.
In the last few days the post office has had another audit and it has been closed the post master also had another post office and that to has been closed after a 2nd audit. Both are still closed.

We are both sure that what has happened to my wife is totally unfair and completely wrong.

We are also looking in to unfair dismissal as he was totally out of procedure but with the post office advising she be sacked were bit unsure who to put the unfair dismissal claim against

SACKED

12 Nov 2018, 16:22

Union room was the logical place but most of the reps in there are Royal Mail deliveries. I have therefore moved in into the Post Office section where hopefully a POL rep will see it and advise.

If your wife is a member of the CWU it might be worth contacting CWU HQ. If not perhaps a call to ACAS or Citizens Advice may help.

SACKED

12 Nov 2018, 19:10

If your wife is not in a union, the next thing to do is to check your home insurance for legal cover. Many policies have a provision for help with employment law problems. Failing that, talk to your local citizens advice centre, see if they know about a local legal advice centre which gives free advice (these do exist).

Whatever you do, try to get advice early and don’t miss the maximum time for submitting a claim to the tribunal.

Also, if she hasn’t already, your wife needs to appeal against the sacking to her former employer.

SACKED

13 Nov 2018, 11:40

Snaggletooth wrote:If your wife is not in a union, the next thing to do is to check your home insurance for legal cover. Many policies have a provision for help with employment law problems. Failing that, talk to your local citizens advice centre, see if they know about a local legal advice centre which gives free advice (these do exist).

Whatever you do, try to get advice early and don’t miss the maximum time for submitting a claim to the tribunal.

Also, if she hasn’t already, your wife needs to appeal against the sacking to her former employer.



Thank you all for replying

Can I ask what is the maximum time for submitting a claim

SACKED

13 Nov 2018, 13:29

For a Tribunal - 3 months from the incident.

SACKED

13 Nov 2018, 15:52

Surely she's entitled to her job back if they have now found out there was something wrong in the Post office which had nothing to do with her

Is there a contact number for the Post Office we could call before going down the road of a tribunal

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