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    Hi,

    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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    Look for a new job and follow the rules if you get one.
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    So they reminded you to seek authorisation then dismissed you. Why bother reminding you? Bit stupid.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Look for a new job and follow the rules if you get one.
    The rules have never been explained to me.
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    The rules have never been explained to me.
    Then ask, don't assume.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Then ask, don't assume.
    Well I have learnt that the hard way. But it seems a little harsh and wondering if there is anything I can do?
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    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.
 
 
 
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