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pancreas

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Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« on: October 15, 2020, 11:00:34 AM »
https://twitter.com/PamanSingh/status/1316492271777447939?s=20

#ukemplaw work can be exhausting, taxing, thankless. Never boring.

People do the most unexpected things at work. Here's a gem from L Otter v Wirral Borough Council, in a claim for unfair dismissal, that the wonderful
@LizMcG_emplaw
 sent which brought me great joy.

He lost btw


Buelligan

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 11:03:50 AM »
M Otter, surely?

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 11:05:07 AM »
I always struggle with legal terminology - the guy that SENT that is claiming for unfair dismissal?

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 11:09:55 AM »
As I understand it, he sent it, forwarded it, to a third party (Mr H), presumably, a friend, as a private comment, attached to the cancellation from Blotto.  Because he sent it by clicking reply, the innocent robot running the show inside Otter's computer innocently, automatically, copied in Blott and the balloon went up.  That's how I read it.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 11:10:46 AM »
Yeah, and he was presumably fired because of it, and is now suing for unfair dismissal?

Pretty bold.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 11:13:40 AM »
To be fair, I expect Otter realised that by killing his boss using magic, his employment prospects were already in peril.  He probably just went ahead with the case for a laugh.

I think he achieved that.

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 11:34:03 AM »
A Blott on an otherwise unimpeachable career.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 11:39:39 AM »
The last paragraph of the offending email paints quite a picture.

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 11:44:54 AM »
Wonder if he has a union representative. Fuck that.

I once had to represent someone who, for some reason that I didn't ever quite understand, put a lengthy memoir of his time as a West Ham hooligan in his mitigating statement.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 11:46:37 AM »
The last paragraph of the offending email paints quite a picture.

It certainly takes a turn.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 11:47:21 AM »
To be fair, I expect Otter realised that by killing his boss using magic, his employment prospects were already in peril.  He probably just went ahead with the case for a laugh.

I think he achieved that.

You have some experience of malediction yourself, iirc.

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 11:50:46 AM »
So Biggy left here to become an African Witch Doctor?

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 11:54:05 AM »
You have some experience of malediction yourself, iirc.

I couldn't possibly comment.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
So Biggy left here to become an African Witch Doctor?

We all laughed when he said that’s what he was going to do. Who’s laughing now.

icehaven

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 12:00:24 PM »
Wonder if he has a union representative. Fuck that.

I once had to represent someone who, for some reason that I didn't ever quite understand, put a lengthy memoir of his time as a West Ham hooligan in his mitigating statement.

Are union reps allowed to refuse cases? I mean if Mr. Otter had approached the union for representation would they be allowed to basically say "Mate you wished cancer on your boss, called him a cunt three times and said you were going to burn him to death. In writing. There's nothing remotely convincing we could say in your defence so we're not even prepared to try."?

Buelligan

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2020, 12:04:09 PM »
They may well say such things officially.  But, in private, whole nother ballgame.  Dancing like dervishes and throwing little wooden models of a little wooden man into the flames.  All the best ones, anyway.

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2020, 12:35:02 PM »
He should get his legal representation to just claim he's this is just the result of a mental episode and get him to speak gibberish in to sell it.

"Before sentence is passed do you have anything to say before the court?"

"Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang!"

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2020, 01:00:18 PM »
"Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang!"

I forwarded an email about a cunt called Mr Blott
In it I said that I hoped that he gets cancer in the bot
But Mr Blott saw it and fired me on spot

Ooh ee ooh ah ah etc etc

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2020, 01:02:41 PM »
Better change my out-of-office autoreply message, I guess.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2020, 02:51:06 PM »
If I was Mr Blott I'd be quite flattered.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2020, 03:48:31 PM »
NIGBO's WITCHDOCTOR, Halfords, £3.49

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2020, 03:54:58 PM »
I like this thread title, but the idea i'm from the Wirral - everyone get that out of their collective fuckin' heads NOW

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2020, 05:03:26 PM »
I like this thread title, but the idea i'm from the Wirral - everyone get that out of youse collective fuccchin' heads NOW, wacker!

Buelligan

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2020, 05:16:06 PM »
Thing is, even if Otter never works again, even if his career is over, no one can stop him dancing.  No one can stop him encouraging others to dance.  I'm dancing now and so are all my friends.  Whoosh, look at us go!

Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2020, 07:41:37 PM »
He's going to have a "L Otter" time on his hands now he's been sacked for this nonsense.

More time to do whatever was going on in the garden in the last para. I didn't understand it myself, is it dogger code?

"Nigbo's Witchdoctor" sounds as if it might be a bit racialist to me.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2020, 07:44:23 PM »
M Otter, surely?

Wondered why he has been keeping a low profile.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2020, 08:27:15 PM »
Thing is, even if Otter never works again, even if his career is over, no one can stop him dancing.  No one can stop him encouraging others to dance.  I'm dancing now and so are all my friends.  Whoosh, look at us go!

Alright, 'Jess Phillips'.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2020, 08:56:29 AM »
"Mr Otter, do you think your comments regarding Mr Blott could be seen as in any way reasonable?"

"Fuck off you cunt, your honour"

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2020, 11:29:21 AM »
No that I indulge in such unprofessionalism myself of course but the bit in point 38 up there about how replies to calendar appointments are always automatically sent to the appointment maker is useful to know.

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Re: Goldentony's unfair dismissal case
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2020, 11:40:19 AM »
No that I indulge in such unprofessionalism myself of course but the bit in point 38 up there about how replies to calendar appointments are always automatically sent to the appointment maker is useful to know.

Outlook gives you a pop up saying the original meeting owner will be notified which could (should?) have saved Mr Otter’s blushes.

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