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"forced to resign"
There is a complicated background, but basically I was employed for 3 years at a medical practice with 3 doctors and two admin. The owner doctor involved in issued and in trouble with HPCSA. one doctor resigned as he did not want to be involved, the other also walked out. The one administrator resigned and left. I was the only one left with the owner. On the first day alone with him, 2 new admin staff arrived, one for the morning and one for the afternoon. They received training, but nothing was said to me. One the second day, same story. About 10 minutes before the end of my day, I was called in and told to resign. I must resign saying that I have not been coerced, it is of my own free will and for personal reasons. I refused, as A) I'm under debt review and B) i wouldn't be able to claim UIF. Besides that, he could not give a valid reason for this. Just needs a fresh start. Says he can't trust me. I think it's because I'm the only one left who knows what has been happening in the surgery. I've written him a letter saying I will accept the 2 months salary he offered, and want a RETRENCHMENT letter. I've given him a timeline. What do I do if I don't hear back from him by then? I've not been back at work because he said "I don't expect to see you tomorrow"....
First of all, do you have a copy of this letter? Do you have his signature on the letter or was there a witness that can testify that you gave him the letter to request retrenchment. Problem is, you didn't go back to work, therefore he can turn around and say that you deserted and since you didn't go back to work he dismissed you. I would take the doctor to the CCMA for unfair labour practice.
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