Currently on final written warning and have a suspension for misconduct

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  1. Sophe

    Sophe UKBF Newcomer

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    Hi guys,

    I work for a high street bank and they are somewhat strict. I got put on a final written warning for not following the correct procedure in work (i was in a training environment at the time). I have since been call reviewed and marked red a call for not giving the correct information to a customer. Admittedly it was down to training.

    Either way I'm now suspended on full pay and have a meeting to determine whether or not I will be fired.

    I have been told I can resign up to the day of the meeting.

    I have since applied for other bank roles and have an interview lined up. My fear is if I don't resign my potential new employer could find out that i was dismissed from the reference my current employer gives me.

    Have you guys ever heard of anyone being kept on for a mistake at the final written warning stage?
     
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    Posted: Mar 19, 2013 By: Sophe Member since: Mar 19, 2013
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  2. thelegalstop

    thelegalstop UKBF Ace

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    Do you think you can be strict and not tomake big mistakes from now on? You can stay, if they let you, however there is a risk of prejudice among your colleagues and managers. If you resign, you have the chance to start from the beginning and be more precise. Your prospective employers can contact your previous ones, if they decide to do so.
     
    Posted: Mar 19, 2013 By: thelegalstop Member since: Mar 31, 2012
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  3. compareyourcalls

    compareyourcalls UKBF Newcomer

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    I am not a HR specialist by any means, but having assisted friends and myself through disciplinary procedures in the past, I know methods to gain a last chance after final written warnings.

    You mentioned that the final mistake you made was down to training? Have you ever asked for more training prior to this mistake happening?

    Regards,

    Chris
     
    Posted: Mar 19, 2013 By: compareyourcalls Member since: Feb 5, 2013
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  4. IANL

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    If it was down to training then you have nothing to worry about. I assume they provided the training? Was this incorrect, in which case they will have to review and change their training!!!

    I suspect there is more to this than training. If you are lokking for another job then I assume you do not like the present employer.

    There is no guarantee that they will give you a reference. If they answer truthfully they will have to say you resigned whilst under investigation for misconduct.

    I would ride it out, if it was down to training then it's their problem - but a final written warning!!!

    Be honest with yourself and you will no what to do and what the right decision is. (only you know the truth!!)
     
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    Posted: Mar 19, 2013 By: IANL Member since: Aug 13, 2008
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  5. Vending Siting Services

    Vending Siting Services UKBF Legend

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    Courtesy posting - thread moved to HR Forum
     
    Posted: Mar 19, 2013 By: Vending Siting Services Member since: Jan 26, 2007
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  6. Sophe

    Sophe UKBF Newcomer

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    Thankfully i have confirmation from my present employer what is confirmed on references :
    In response to a request for a standard employment reference we will
    provide the following information:
    start and end dates of employment
    current role title, or that upon leaving our employment
    reason for leaving, limited to:
    Resigned
    End of Fixed Term Contract
    Retirement
    Dismissed
    Redundancy

    I think in all honest i'm just not going to risk the final meeting. As if i'm dismissed it's going to ruin my chances of getting a new job in the banking industry :(.
     
    Posted: Mar 19, 2013 By: Sophe Member since: Mar 19, 2013
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  7. bwglaw

    bwglaw UKBF Legend

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    in my view, a suspension for giving incorrect information to a customer is a little harsh when you are under training. The employer should be accountable for the mistake if they are not providing adequate and consistent training as well as supervision.

    As you are in the financial sector, the employer is obliged to give a reference to the new employer which must be objectively fair and honest.
     
    Posted: Mar 20, 2013 By: bwglaw Member since: Apr 8, 2005
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  8. thelegalstop

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    Is it just the incorrect information, or you have made some other mistakes? Did you finish your training?
     
    Posted: Mar 20, 2013 By: thelegalstop Member since: Mar 31, 2012
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