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    Appeal - Request for witness statements

    I am again kindly asking for corrections of the following letter:


    To **, HR Business Partner

    Re – Request for witness statements

    Thank you for your letter confirming the termination of my employment.

    In the second paragraph of the letter it is stated that “a number of independent witness statements were taken”, and based on the evidence given by those witnesses the company had “reasonable belief” that my behaviour that was complained of “represented a breach of the [company's] Code of Conduct policy and the [company's] Disciplinary policy

    I would like to inform you that was not given an opportunity to familiarize myself with the content of those witness statements.

    The [company’s] Disciplinary Policy provides under the section Investigation that:

    “After the matter has been fully investigated the results of the investigation will be made available to all the parties concerned but in certain circumstances some details may be withheld, for example, to protect a witness.”

    The same policy further provides, under the section Disciplinary Hearing, that:

    “[The person subject to disciplinary] will be given reasonable time to prepare for the hearing and will be provided with any documentary evidence/relevant witness statements that [the company] intends to rely upon at the hearing.”

    I would also like to inform you that the ACAS statutory Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures provides in section 9 under the heading Inform the employee of the problem, that:

    “If it is decided that there is a disciplinary case to answer, the employee should be notified of this in writing. This notification should contain sufficient information about the alleged misconduct or poor performance and its possible consequences to enable the employee to prepare to answer the case at a disciplinary meeting. It would normally be appropriate to provide copies of any written evidence, which may include any witness statements, with the notification.”

    You should be aware that at no stage of the disciplinary process was I provided with the witness statements that were inculpating me. Thus, I was not able, or was rather not allowed, to thoroughly present my case and defend myself. I do not see any viable reasons why these statements should not be given to me in the circumstances of the case. I therefore would like to make request for disclosure of the relevant witness statements for the aforementioned reasons.

    Please be informed that if any subsequent meetings are arranged I would like to be accompanied during those meetings by a companion to which I have a statutory right.

    Yours sincerely

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    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    Do you still need this letter proofread? I note from your other thread that the company has agreed to reconsider the case and to hear your friend's version of events.

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    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Do you still need this letter proofread? I note from your other thread that the company has agreed to reconsider the case and to hear your friend's version of events.
    No, but I love formal writing and want to master that skill. Any corrections, any new phrases or words that would help me in that would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    Seems like none of the honourable and learned teachers are willing to proofread my letter. Therefore, I ask the moderator to delete my post. Thank you.

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    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    Actually, I've been really busy, and that's why I haven't commented. For one, I wouldn't thank someone for sending me a dismissal letter.

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    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    For one, I wouldn't thank someone for sending me a dismissal letter.
    My female colleague made persistent requests for such letter, because she didn't receive anything like it in the beginning of the process, so I thought it would be a matter of formal courtesy to start the appeal letter in this way after she finally received it. I can see it was not really necessary.

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    #7

    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    my behaviour that was complained of
    I'd use something like my behaviour that was the subject of the complaint.

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    Re: Appeal - Request for witness statements

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use something like my behaviour that was the subject of the complaint.
    That is exactly the type of corrections that I was expecting. I can write in English, but then there is always something that I know could have been written in a better way.

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