I work in the Accounts department, and was suspended from my job back in July this year. My boss instructed me to carry out some internal bank transfers in 2021, assuring me it was okay to do so after i had double checked with him/her. After an audit it turns out that these internal bank transfers were not allowed, and infact serious breaches had occured.
My boss was told by a Solicitor that the worse case scenario for the company at a hearing, was that it could be closed down. The end result was that my “wonderful” boss, to save his/her own skin, decided to throw ne under the bus. Basically they denied all knowledge of knowing anything about these transfers, and blamed me. Initially i was suspended, but that quickly accerated to me losing my job completely, even after being employed by this company for 7 years.
I have now had my name and reputation trashed, which is seriouly affecting me getting further employment in my field…….and all because i followed instructions and did what my boss had told me to do. To say i’m p***ed off about the whole thing is the understatement of the year!
Anyway the saving grace is that i have recently found evidence against my boss, that proves that he/her were lying and were infact instructing me to carry these bank transfers. Fortunately my boss sent me a text/sms over the weekend 1 year back, instructing me to carry out 1 of these transfers
I have taken legal advice on this, and have been told with this evidence i have i would have a very good case against my old company for unfair/constuctive dismissal. I have set the wheels in motion for this to happen. Unfortunately the process is not the quickest, and after consulting ACAS and the Employment Tribual service, i am probably looking at early next year before any court case/hearing.
This is basically why i am here on this website. My old company trashing my name and reputation, and not giving me a reference after working for them for nearly 7 years, is seriously hindering me getting a new job at the monent.
I must admit, and i’m embarassed to say this, i need help. I have a wife and young son and my wife does have a part time job, where she works when my son is at school. And yes i have for the 1st time in my life had to clain a benefit…… Universal Credit.
But this just is no-where near enough to cover all the basics for the month that our family need to cover. And yes we have made cut backs where possible, but the end result is that as a family we are still £500-£600 a month short of breaking even. Hence at the moment i am just getting deeper and deeper in to debt on a weekly basis. By the way we don’t own our home, we rent it.
To be honest it is making me ill. Until this moment in time i realise now that i have never really experjenced real stress or anxiety. It’s not a nice feeling going to bed worried, waking up worried, and having a constant sicky feeling in the pitt of your stonache.
Any help, however small would be greatly appreciated, until of course i can get this sorted at the Employment Tribunal. Again embarassed to be writing this, but thank you for listening.