Had an accident at work where a pice of equipment fell off the table causing damage to the customer unit (no company policy or standard practice was violated). The end result was the company had to pay 20,000 for repair. This happened in Sept and today they notified me that I would be suspended with out pay on Wedensday. They said the accident was because of carelessness, which is outlined as an action that will start the 4 step disciplinary process outlined below.
As per the company hand book there is a 4 step disciplinary prosses.
STEP 1 - Oral warning no more mistakes in 6 months (never happened)
STEP 2 - No improvment with 1 month, talked to again and explained to that they maybe suspended. (Again, never happened)
STEP 3 - Suspended for X days
STEP 4 - Termined
While this may not matter. There was another person who had an accident that cause damage to the company van and customers fence. While I'm not sure of the final cost (company van and customer fence), that employee was given a plaque with the door handle from the van door the company had to replace. The person was never suspended.
Do I have an argeement. Thanks for any help that can be given.