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10 Apr 2006

Concerned friend!
My friend has been suspended at work. She works for a banking institution and has been suspended for dishonesty -( she used the fax machine to make international calls for the past six months or so). Her hearing is scheduled for next week,but she wants to resign before the hearing as she admits she's at fault.
I need to know if one can resign prior to the hearing to avoid being blacklisted with all banking institutions. She has recently been divorced and needs a second chance,but she's scared the company may dismiss her.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Well, from the sound of it she was indeed dishonest and was costing the bank ( and thus its customers ) a lot of money. There's a difference between an occsional local phone-call or fax, and months of very costly overseas calls. The calls cost money, so it's exactly like taking money.
She'd be wise to call and talk with the CCMA and Dept of Labour for some specific advice here. I suspect karen is right, that if she resigns beforehand, they could and maybe would, stillblacklist her for bank employment. And Sp is absolutely right --- it's essential that she re-read the company employment policy.
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