We recently asked an employee to help us by covering for sickness in a different department- at the time he agreed readily, but later told his supervisor that he was unhappy and wanted to resign. This is not the first time he has threatened to resign, so his supervisor told him if he was serious he should put it in writing. This took him aback a little, but he did agree and has now left the company. I have since received a letter from him with a list of complaints and he informs us that he will be claiming constructive dismissal on the grounds of bullying and harrassment.
Opinions vary here , and one view is that if he did not follow the grievance procedure whilst employed by us we need take no action. My own feeling is that this should be treated as a grievance and investigated as such. What do you think?
fiona fritz