I work for a large delivery company. I am being accused of two counts of fraudulently claiming overtime, one is serious and the other count is less serious.
1. Less serious, I did some overtime (around 2 hours) but did not get authorisation from my boss but I 100% did what I said I did in the time I claimed and I have witnesses that saw me still at work doing the tasks on the given day. The boss acknowledges that I did do the work that I stated I did.
2. More serious, I went to a training course (a Tuesday), the course finished after my allocated finish time. I booked the overtime on that day. The day after (wedensday) I found out that I wasn't allowed to book overtime for that course. I submitted the overtime docket the following (Monday after) week as requested.
I was brought into a formal meeting a few weeks later. My reasons of I should be paid for the less serious overtime as I actually did it were accepted but I was reminded to seek authorisation. The second case - my reasoning was that I forgot to remove it 4 days after I had written it was running an operational floor with over 100 staff every day and processing the 9 family deaths in 4 months was not accepted.
I fully admitted I put the overtime down and signed for it, but it was a genuine mistake and I have been off with depression for a period before due to the deaths. It has basically cost me my job for 40 minutes of overtime. I understand that I should be punished and have a warning but to be dismissed I think is a little harsh.
Does anyone have any knowledge on what route I could look into.
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Dismissal at work watch
- 20-02-2018 18:24
- 20-02-2018 18:47
Look for a new job and follow the rules if you get one.
- 20-02-2018 19:11
So they reminded you to seek authorisation then dismissed you. Why bother reminding you? Bit stupid.
- 20-02-2018 19:19
- 20-02-2018 19:58
- 20-02-2018 22:23
- 21-02-2018 11:27
How long did you work there? If it's under 2 years then you can't do anything. Over 2 years you could try for unfair dismissal but TBH would you want the job back? And all the stress of a hearing? And that's if they even think you have a case... you did something serious, regardless of your reasons. Just move on and find a new job.