MightyWhite wrote:Well what’s the danger of getting sacked? Is there redundancy on the table? Or is it more concerns over reference?
If there’s little consequences then I’d say it’s up to her - turn up and play the game or not turn up and tell them she’s not going to give it credence
no question of redundancy since the person has quit, with an agreed leave date [middle of next week] etc.
i think the concern is that the meeting will be deeply unpleasant, probably plenty of drama, bad language, & general cuntery flying around.
what is the employer trying to achieve? i really don't know. options are i suppose, pure speculation on my part:
(a) ultimately get out of having to cough up the last few days' worth of pay that are due for October [September already paid];
(b) either out of malice or 'public spirit' [not wanting such a supposedly dreadful person to remain in the UK workforce] sour things so badly with new employers that they'll change their mind about the hiring decision
(c) as per (b) but only threatening to do it, hoping that the employee will: (i) have a change of heart & stay [this makes no sense so far into the notice period & with the business looking like it's gone under]; or (ii) i guess hand over some hush money in a brown envelope [this kind of thing regrettably can't be ruled out, we're talking Grade A cunts here]
(d) tee up some kind of civil action for some kind damages - this can't be ruled out since AFAIK they're quite litigious [in a naive way, often on the phone to 'no win no fee' ambulance chaser types], & are currently both the subject and, er, object of at least one each of such cases; and
(e) as per (d) but again only a threat with a view to getting something back.
(f) somehow get the police involved [make it a dishonesty type thing], again either out of malice or public spirit;
(g) as per (f) but again only a threat with a view to getting something back;
(h) there's no clear plan/reasoning at all. can't be ruled out, we're talking about a joker who very recently bought the business & is way out of his depth.