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In the process of suing one of the BIG 4

 
#1 In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 01:03

anon

can someone recommend the top lawyer as I would like to sue one of the big 4 consulting companies for asking me to do something for which I was not hired resulting in I resigning within 3 weeks of joining and then BIG 4 humilating, harrassing and discriminating me during my 1 month notice!!!!

How much is the maximum compensation I am up for?

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#2 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 01:09

Marcus to anon (#1)

You're kidding, right? Try this and they'll take you to the cleaners well and truly.

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#3 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 01:13

Marcus to Marcus (#2)

I'm having a similar situation in that I've been asked to work in Scotland for 6 months and I really don't want to. But legally they are in the right because the T&Cs state that they can practically ask me to work anywhere and do anything. I bet your contract will say something similar. Big companies spend millions every year on lawyers to make sure that the contracts are water tight.

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#4 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 09:19

geeza to Marcus (#3)

either you're typing fast or English is not your native language - if the latter then see if there's a race angle; discrimination suits are the only things that get the big players nervous. Reality check is also that all the good employment lawyers work on the company side, not victim side, as that's where the fees are...

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#5 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 09:23

Shoe Polisher to geeza (#4)

More and more you will see an element of 'reasonableness' in contract dispute and resolution.

Don't forget that there's always an element of brand protection for them to consider and bullying the little guy ain't great for sales.

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#6 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 09:32

Lawyer-4-U to anon (#1)

How much compensation? Very, very little I’m afraid.

You resigned (and after just a few weeks?). To make a claim you would need to show constructive dismissal. To have this occur in such a short period of time, you would need to point at something massively upsetting AND show that you had raised a complaint about it and gone through the company’s complaints procedure AND that they had formally responded to uphold their initial behaviour. I can’t imagine all that happened in just a few weeks.

What did they ask you to do?

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#7 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 09:44

Mars A Day to Lawyer-4-U (#6)

Surely the OP would need 1 year's service to qualify to make a claim for constructive dismissal (and of course would need to have gone through the internal grievance procedure first)?

I know several people who have taken employers through the tribunal route themselves, without lawyers - it's hard work, stressful, but possible.

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#8 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 09:52

Lawyer - 4- U to Mars A Day (#7)

Yes. Only exceptions to the minimum period are those based on discrimination and even then you would be expected to go through the compaints procedure.

No way all this could have happened in three weeks.

My blind bet is that OP was hired to do a particular activity, then was asked to do something, "beneath" him, in a dodgy location or at best, somthing he felt he was not capable of. He then resigned in a strop and the employer then got pi$$ed off with the waste of hiring effort and atttitude.

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#9 RE: In the process of suing one of the BIG 4
21/02/2011 10:01

Mars A Day to Lawyer - 4- U (#8)

I agree with you Lawyer. My interest is more in the matter of law than the specifics of whether OP genuinely was discriminated against.

OP - can you post more details on what has happened (without disclosing too much obviously)? As it stands we have doubts about your credibility.

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