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About JustBeenFired

JustBeenFired is a blog about what to do and how to behave if you have just lost your job, with lots of tips about what to do, what you should know and how to behave. It's a difficult time and this might help to make it easier. The writer is an employment specialist with over ten years experience of, well, firing people. She can tell you what and what not to do when it is your turn to be in the firing line. Most of all, she wants you to try and be positive about what can be a very traumatic experience. DISCLAIMER

Moving on

Moving on is hard to do. There have been a plethora of songs about moving on, so it must be true. Moving on after the break up of a relationship, divorce, death of a loved one.  But not the loss … Continue reading

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I’ve been fired – Should I sue?

Bad luck. There are a number of options open to you, but much depends on why your employer has chosen to end your employment. You may of course have been fired for reasons outside of your control, e.g. redundancy. If, … Continue reading

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My favourite firings so far…

It may look like I have not been very busy, given the lack of posts on this site. I have,however, been incredibly busy. Firing people, if you must know. If you are about to be fired, fear you may be … Continue reading

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To appeal or not to appeal

If you have been issued with a disciplinary sanction or been fired, you have the right of appeal. Whether you appeal or not will depend on what the disciplinary sanction is and why it has been issued. You should only … Continue reading

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Do I have to turn up to a disciplinary hearing?

I am often asked whether employees must turn up to a disciplinary hearing if required by their employer. The answer is a big yes. Think about it. The accusation against you is for stealing/harassment/poor performance, whatever. You are invited to … Continue reading

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So you’ve been invited to a disciplinary hearing?

So you’ve been invited to a disciplinary hearing. Well, required to attend more like. If you don’t turn up it will be an assumption of guilt, so take up the invitation and do a little bit of planning. Yes, plan. … Continue reading

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Why me?

It’s a good question. Why you? Why anyone? It’s the question that people have been asking for years and there are a hundred and one possible answers. None of them, of course, will make you feel any better or any … Continue reading

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