Ok, I'll explain my situation in more detail here, because judging by my last post only you might think that I'm a bit suspicious or that I'm over thinking something that might possibly happen in future.
I work for a massive international company and i thought something like this wouldn't be possible to happen. Long story short, after a year in the company i was made redundant, as the company was going to a major restructuring process. However, i was among the highest performing team members and the person that made this decision (boss in further text) didn't consult my immediate supervisor. I concluded at the time that the boss did this to create more 'space' for boss's very close friend that was my colleague. My immediate supervisor at that time told me that the boss's decision wasn't fair as i was a much better performer than the boss's close friend. Luckily i managed to stay in the company through a redeployment process and thanks to good references from my two supervisors. Just a year after i left the department and my colleague (boss's close friend) progressed super quickly and went two roles up.
A year later and my partner manages to get a job in the same company, however only as a contractor. After three months with the company, my ex boss becomes now my partner's boss and fires her for absolutely no reason. The boss makes up a reason how my partner was driving erratically, even though that was an utter nonsense as my partner was driving well below the site speed limit.
Now my main concern is that the ex boss can become my boss again (which is very possible as it happens in my company all the time) and that she might try to fire me again. I have no clue why (as i haven't done anything even remotely wrong to this person) but it looks to me like the boss has something against me. This bothers me a lot because i love my job. There are a couple of scenarios going through my head now of how the boss might potentially try to fire me:
- she makes up a story how she saw me driving too quickly (although this wouldn't warrant an immediate sack i believe),
- she makes up how i breached a safety isolation procedure (for example removing guarding without isolating equipment), which would be considered gross misconduct.
Now my question is, can she legally do something like this? Would she need some sort of evidence, like a photo? Or a witness (although i think should would be capable of going that far to find a false witness)?
Your advice would be more than appreciated!