I would like to ask about Illegal Suspension. This is because I feel I was suspended without due process.
I had an incident at work, where words were exchanged. After a few months I was called to an "Interview" by the company investigator with the compliance manager on the phone. In the "interview" the incident was discussed where I gave my side. Around a month after the "interview" I was given a Notice of Suspension regarding my actions. The suspension was effective immediately
It was weird because I was never given a notice to explain in writing and the interview had other charges against me and I had to defend myself. All I was given was already a notice that I will be suspended. Also, I felt the sanction was too harsh when I was given 5 days where in our handbook it was only 3 days on a 1st offense.
I already filed with NLRC but the company lawyer said that the fact that they discussed it with me even verbally that was already a notice and the fact that I replied to their questions it was already my explanation. I find that irregular.
Now the case will be for arbitration but I do not have a lawyer yet, I would like to know my chances on this if I am just fighting a losing battle. I am still employed with the company, I just want this to show that what they are doing is wrong in suspending people without due process.
Thank you in advance.