Apologies but I have been asked and although I know the answer I just wanted to bounce this.
We have a member of staff who raised a grievance via our MD against her department head last year while I was on holiday (there is just me). While I was away they arranged an informal meeting between the member of staff and the department head, there was no-one facilitating. When I came back I asked for a copy of the grievance and was concerned that bullying and harassment has been mentioned and was therefore not happy about this being a one to one however, I was assured it was all resolved and both parties were happy.
This year the department head has had capability issues with this member of staff and after a few informal chats and improvement plans in place, major mistakes are still being made. Just over two weeks ago I was asked to instigate disciplinary proceedings but before I could do this the member of staff resigned. When I spoke to her she said that it would be a done deal because her department head had it in for her, the grievance was never resolved and she has been bullied for the past two years. She has said that when she leaves, she is currently furloughed, that she is going to seek legal advice.
Yesterday I received a request from her to see if we would extend her notice period and therefore keep her furloughed until mid May. My answer was no, however my MD has asked if we do extend her furlough, would we be able to arrange this via a settlement which states she would take no further action. I have said not and would be red flagged by a solicitor in a minute.
Please someone correct me if I am wrong.