Let the hostilities commence......well, when we are ready.
The document exchange for the Employment Tribunal Hearing have taken place and it has to be said there has been some creative writing by the other side. It's obvious that the notes, despite purporting to have been taken contemporaneously, have been cobbled together at the last possible minute. They are rambling to say the least and the dates and events noted are far removed from the reality, one example being a meeting apparently took place with me present, despite the fact that I was in Cornwall at the time on holiday!
The hearing date suggested last week has been postponed, due to the fact that two of the witnesses, including myself, are away on holiday at the time. An application for postponement had to be made including evidence that we were actually away and not just saying we wouldn't be available for the sake of it.
It's a strange case because on the face of it there is no link between two events the claimant is suggesting were responsible for him losing his job unfairly rather than being dismissed (as redundancy is termed).
We should hear the new hearing date in the next week or so, personally I'd like it sooner rather than later so the whole office can forget about it and move on.