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My neighbor got sacked

edited 3 October 2016 at 2:00PM in Redundancy & redundancy planning
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edited 3 October 2016 at 2:00PM in Redundancy & redundancy planning
She got sacked for gross misconduct of trust because she got accused of stealing money police get involved after she got sacked they have no cctv evidence only amount of what's apparently down in the till and now have to go to court to talk to someone and been advised to admit as this is her first affect she'll get slap on the wrists

is this the correct procedure ??
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  • whitewingwhitewing Forumite
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    It would help to know if she actually did steal or not, as the advice may be different.

    I like to think that I wouldn't admit to something that I didn't do, even if the consequences of denying it but being wrongly found guilty are worse.
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  • She says she didn't do it so I can't understand why she being advised by the police to admit to it
  • whitewing wrote: »
    It would help to know if she actually did steal or not, as the advice may be different.

    I like to think that I wouldn't admit to something that I didn't do, even if the consequences of denying it but being wrongly found guilty are worse.
    She says she didn't do it so I can't understand why she being advised by the police to admit to it
  • JB162JB162 Forumite
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    Simple, Arrest Rates!

    If she admits the Police get a win and there figures look good.

    The simple thing is, if she didn't do it, do not admit to doing it and fight to clear her name.

    It was prob the employer. Employers can also make an insurance claim to get the money back if the Police are involved.
  • whitewingwhitewing Forumite
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    She should see a solicitor. Do an internet search online for a local one. Get a free half hour with them. Take a friend or relative to make notes as she will be stressed and may forget or misunderstand.

    Could also see advice from the CAB

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-we-provide-advice/advice/search-for-your-local-citizens-advice/

    If looking on the website, ensure it is correct for your part of the country eg English and Scottish laws may differ.

    She needs to ensure that SHE understands exactly what is going on and doesn't do anything just because she is told to. The advice may be the best for someone who is guilty, for example, but she may not have offered up reasons yet why she isn't guilty. She shouldn't rush into anything without understanding whether she can live with the impact going forward.
    :heartsmil When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
  • Joeblogs wrote: »
    She got sacked for gross misconduct of trust because she got accused of stealing money - OK (assuming she's been there under 2 years, or if over two year they followed their standard procedure) police get involved after she got sacked they have no cctv evidence only amount of what's apparently down in the till - Ok, that doesn't give much to go on, but given that... and now have to go to court - So shes been charged to talk to someone - Its not to talk to someone, it to have a trial and been advised to admit - by who? as this is her first affect she'll get slap on the wrists - Well she wont go to prison, but she will be known as a thief.

    is this the correct procedure ??



    Well yes by the sounds of it. What are you claiming is incorrect?
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    How many people had access to the till?
  • How many people had access to the till?
    Loads it's a supermarket
  • Guest101 wrote: »
    Well yes by the sounds of it. What are you claiming is incorrect?
    Been there quiet a few years
    Been advised by the police
    And don't thinks it a trail she says not
  • greatgimpogreatgimpo Forumite
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    Joeblogs wrote: »
    Loads it's a supermarket
    No, a few.

    I don't believe this story.
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