How to write a chronology
What is a chronology?
A chronology is a list of everything that happened in date order from the earliest to the most recent.
If you write a chronology, you do not need to give it to anyone. You can use your chronology to help you organise your thoughts when you are telling the employer and the conciliator your side of the story at conciliation.
What should you include?
Here are some of the things you should put in your chronology.
- If you had a contract, the date it was signed.
- The date you started work .
- If your duties changed and/or your job changed (for example, because of a promotion) the date this happened.
- The dates of any performance meetings or complaints.
- The dates of any letters, emails or anything else you were given or told about your performance by your employer.
- The dates of any letters, emails or other correspondence you sent to your employer.
- The dates of any conversations where you raised issues with your supervisor or employer, or they raised issues with you.
- The details of anyone else (for example a co-worker) who was present for relevant conversations or events that can confirm your version of what happened.
- The date you were told that you were (or would be) dismissed.
- Dates of other events that you think were related to your dismissal. For example, any workplace incidents or disagreements with your employer.