Appeal Letter

You might find it helpful to look at more information on appeal letters.

The following sample appeal letter is based on a case described in Precedent 1.

Dear (H.R.),

I am writing to appeal against my dismissal by Mr Venables on 18th October 2013.

I believe I was dismissed because I am pregnant. Mr Venables’ whole attitude towards me changed after I told him on 1st October 2013 that I was pregnant. Until then, he had never criticised my performance or blamed me for the drop in hotel occupancy due to the recession.

When I told Mr Venables that I was pregnant, he said, “You make me think about things”. I did not know what he meant. Then on 4th October, he telephoned me and said that business was down and my performance was unsatisfactory. He said he had warned me about this before, which is not true. He had never told me before that there was any problem with my performance. Then he said, “You don’t know how your pregnancy will go and how you will cope with the workload. You won’t be able to get up early and after eight months, you’ll sleep more”. From then onwards, I was excluded from the monthly management meetings, which I was always asked to attend before.

I am fully committed to the job and I wish to continue.

Yours sincerely

Roanne Walker

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