Responding to Allegations of Misconduct and Poor Performance

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asked on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:11
edited on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:12
by   SunnyDayz0809
How do you respond to alleged misconduct and poor performance, when this is the first time you are hearing of both? A meeting was held where I was blindsided by the above allegations of which I denied (quite shocked) and provided ample evidence of my stellar client feedback. 

The larger backstory is this is my friends firm that I have worked for 1.5 years. Recently her own personal issues are impacting business, she called me during work hours and after I requested repeatedly that I did not want to discuss her personal issues/be involved and just wanted to be her employee (i.e. do my job), the call ended abruptly and our relationship has been sour since. She basically no longer wants me around and is finding the easiest/cheapest way to get me to leave and where I can't come back at them for anything by trying to get me to accept the demotion - thereby admitting to their alleged claims. I have no formal warnings regarding my performance, or action plan for improvement and no official/formal documentation surrounding this alleged misconduct (they're alleging it occurred twice months ago) that they claim was addressed in conversation. 

I believe they're only offering the demotion in order to 1) get me to accept the allegations and 2) keep me on long enough to train up my replacement for one of their biggest client revenue streams. 

What is the proper response to false allegations from an Employer?
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answered on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:50
edited Nov 17, 2017 at 10:25
A very highly debatable subjective  issue.

provided ample evidence of my stellar client feedback
Depending on the nature of your work / jobscope, it can disastrous to some. (eg.. amorous cohorting with the client's wife or office staff)

Alleged Misconduct
Refer to your company's handbook

false allegations from an Employer?
Can they prove it or you dispute or rebuke it?

I believe 1)  2)......................
Aren't you making allegations too?

The company you are working for belongs to your girlfriend. My father taught me never to spurn any woman. Always lend any woman your ears  however ridiculous it could be. Be delicate to sensitive ladies.

Any improper demotion amounts to Breach Of Employment Contract.
Not easy to downgrade a 15 years of service staff.

If conditions remains unbearable, go lodge a case with the nearest Labour Department.
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answered on Nov 1, 2017 at 23:11
edited Nov 17, 2017 at 10:26
Dear Sonny

Worked 18 months only?
Go find new job. Too stressful.

Learn from this episode and improve on your interpersonal skills of office relationship and politics and apply it to new environments. 
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answered on Dec 5, 2017 at 01:55
I too have similar situation except that it is not friends company. My boss have demoted me in different situations and time and a Senior Management and HR have spoken to me and I've highlighted that I'm not happy.

I suppose they may move to the next steps in stating my performance or event my unhappiness leading to stress and is not productive.
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answered on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:04
edited Dec 6, 2017 at 12:05
by   jeff005
@ Unfair

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The above guy have posted several good articles on labour issues on this forum.
There are notable credits to him.
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