How To Write A Letter Of Appeal After Dismissal At Work?


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The key to writing a good letter of appeal is to make sure you understand the college admissions procedure and the appeal process to ensure you convey the right information clearly, politely and succinctly to the right person.

1. Read the admissions guidelines to ensure you understand what the college requirements are for the course you are applying to join.  If these are unclear, ask a friend for assistance or call the admissions office to help explain them.

2. Assuming you are writing your appeal because you have previously received a rejected application, take time to understand why you were rejected.  It may feel very personal but try to be objective and decide if you actually do meet the admissions requirements or if the rejection was valid.

3. Find out who will be dealing with your case by name and department so you can be sure you send your appeal to the right person at the right address.  Check on the college website and phone the admissions office to confirm the details of where to send the appeal.

4. Make one or more drafts of your letter first, clearly stating your reasons for the appeal.  However strongly you may feel about it, keep your tone neutral and professional as the person reading your appeal may find it hard to be sympathetic if your letter is antagonistic, aggressive or sentimental.

5.  Keep the letter as brief as you can, without sacrificing important information, to ensure you do not take up too much of the reader’s time.  Consider concluding the letter with a request for guidance or advice about what to do next in case your appeal is not successful; this shows a willingness to learn and may help your case.

6. Ask someone you trust to read through the letter before you send it to see if it is clear.  Ask them how they might feel if they were the person who would be dealing with it to find out if it has the right tone.

7.  Finally, try to be objective about the response you get and take on board any feedback or advice that comes with it.  Many appeals are not successful because the original reason for rejection still stands so you may need to reconsider your choice of course or whether you need to do further study before re-applying.

It is important that the letter is clear and concise from start to finish. It should not stray from the intended aim. This is important because you want the former employer to take you seriously and fully understand what you are trying to say. Straying away from the main points is distracting and might result in the reader being confused.

You must first start your letter with an opening that includes the address of the person the letter is for. Include the date you are writing the letter below this. Next you write the proper salutation, (i.e. Dear Mr/Ms.) then a colon.

Your opening paragraph needs to be short and simple, a one sentence paragraph stating why you are writing the letter - regarding your dismissal.  The main bulk of the letter must focus on when your contract was signed and where the contract was broken. You need to make clear that you have been unfairly dismissed and state why in your own words.  Be polite and courteous when writing this. Sometimes feelings can get in the way of logical thinking. 

Your final paragraph must summarize your next intended step(s). Be very precise in describing the action you are prepared to take. The employer must know what they are facing. If they realize you are being serious, they are more likely to consult you about this. Finish the letter with "Yours Sincerely" or "Best Regards" to maintain a formal letter. Politeness will get you far in this situation.

Remain professional and formal throughout and do not launch into personal attacks on anyone you feel has wronged you. If you feel like your dismissal was unlawful, you might want to consider hiring a lawyer. If this is needed, you might want to ask your lawyer if you ought to write a letter and what to include in the letter.
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Could you give me some direction in writing a successful letter of appeal to College Admission Office for there decision to deny me admission?

I was denied because my GPA was lower that what they normally take.

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How do I write a letter of appeal?

With a little practice …
Letters of appeal can be written quite easily and quickly. There are a few guidelines that should be adhered to:

1. Be polite … So that your letter doesn’t go straight to the bin. The goal is to help a person in need, not to vent your anger.

2. Be concise Long letters will often not be handled let alone translated. One page should be the maximum.
3. Only write on the topic …
And avoid attacks on an ideological level. Your letter is more likely to make a difference if the recipient feels that you do not reject the government in question on ideological grounds. Make it clear that you are only concerned for the political prisoner and the internationally recognised standards of rights. You can find the Universal Declaration of Human Rights here.

4. Emphasise the fact that you are not against the country as such Rather try to speak to the person’s sense of pride and self-worth. Write respectfully and mention that the country or the culture is generally known, for example, for its tolerance.

5. Say who you are
Anonymous letters have no effect. Do you have an academic title or do you have a position that will lend more weight to your statement? Mention it either in the header or the text itself.

6. Individual letters ...
Are much more effective than copies of form letters. So if you are using one of the standardised letters on our homepage copy it into your writing programme and vary it a little if possible. The more individual letters reach a body, the greater is the impression that many different people are interested in the matter independently of one another.

7. Do you have a special interest …
Or a special connection with the country in question? For example, have you visited it as a tourist? Do mention it as the fear of a decline in tourism has repeatedly proven to be an effective weapon for human rights.

8. Present the case concisely
It is very likely that the recipient will not be directly responsible for the imprisonment of the prisoner in question. It is even very likely that the reader will not be aware of the case. Be aware of the fact that the recipient may even be open to a discussion of the fate of the political prisoner. Put yourself in the shoes of the reader. Therefore, also refrain from any sarcasm.

9. Write in English …
Or depending on the recipient in French or another world language. If you have your letter translated into a little known foreign language, the recipient will suppose that you are a supporter of an opposing political party.

10. Send a copy ...
Of your letter with a short cover letter to the embassy of the country in question. You can enhance the effectiveness of your letter by sending it to more than one recipient. You may even make this known (recipient: ...)

11. Repeat the effort
Especially in the case of long-term prisoners it is helpful to repeat the enquiry. Even if you should not get an answer – the recipient will be very aware whether the interest in the prisoner fades or not.

12. In the case of recipients in foreign countries... It is especially effective if you include a newspaper article to show how well known the subject is to the public. But: Do not send interviews with human rights activists to their home countries as you will harm them significantly.

13. Writing of letters of appeal can be fun
Think of the person you are helping. Think of the enormous number of prisoners that have been saved from abuse or were released early. Have fun writing!


North Korean Refugees in the People’s Republic of China

Prison in Tumen, near the border to North Korea. Among others, North Korean refugees are detained here until their deportation.
Since the beginning of the 1990s the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea suffers an increasing lack of adequate supply because of its centralised mismanagement. This resulted in one of the biggest famines of the 20th century. Between 1994 and 1998 about 2-3 million people died because of the consequences of malnutrition. People fled to China in order to find food and accommodation. Many tried to travel on to South Korea, to freedom. Humanitarian aid organisations speak of an estimated number of refugees of up to 300,000 per year.  
Because of the 1968 agreement with Pyongyang, North Korean refugees are expelled by Chinese authorities. This exposes them to severe punishment and persecution in their home country. Those supporting “illegal” North Koreans in China are punished with high fines. Those denouncing North Korean refugees to state power, are rewarded. In the last years about 2,000 North Koreans have been expelled per month, more than 10,000 stay behind and live secretly in China. Many North Koreans only stay until they earned enough money to support their families back home. They even risk exploitation and slave work – and the possibility of being detained in a camp for fleeing from the “workers- and peasant paradise”.
Please appeal to the government of the People’s Republic of China to grant North Korean refugees protection in accordance with the Geneva Refugee Convention. Furthermore please appeal to not deport anybody but rather let them travel to the hosting country South Korea.


Step 1.Start the letter off with "To whom this may concern: Or Attention: Board of appeal." The financial office will give you the information has to whom you would need to address the letter to.
Step 2.After you address the letter to the committee include your name and social security number in the body of the letter.
Step 3.Give the reason why your grade average did not meet the standard requirements. Explain in detail if you were having any personal issues such as not being able to receive appropriate child care for your child or if you were going through a divorce. Maybe you were caring for a sick parent. Whatever the issues were explain in detail what they were and what you have now done to rectify the problem.
Step 4.Tell the board why your education is important to you and what you hope to accomplish by receiving your degree. For example, you may be the first person in your family to receive a degree or you may want to provide a better life for yourself and your family. Whatever the reasons for wanting to receive your degree please include them in this letter.
Step 5.Please close your letter by thanking the committee for their time and for approving your appeal which will help you to accomplish your goals. Please sign the letter and it want hurt to put your social security number again under your signature. You may also want to put a mailing address and contact number so the committee could contact you once they have made their decision.
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Each college prefers the students to write in the college's specific style. However, it is not very difficult to write the letter and since you don't know what style is being followed in that college you must use a general pattern. Here is a link for a sample appeal letter to the admission office:
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My attachment arrive late,therefore my application cannot be taken into consideration for admission.
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I need to appeal the boards decision on a failed urinalyses, and I was kicked out if the apprenticeship school.
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Dimissal for misconduct ,another employee (management) was never invited to discuss conflix due to the way she speaks to employees,three managers always in the updtairs office leaving staff on the shop floor, stressed.One manager asking two employees if she wrote witness statements for them to sigh=n with evidence agaist myself of which they refused, two individals called to the office on three seperate occasions.
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I am writing in regards to my dismissal from Marks and Spencer. I got dismissed on 12/06/2009 on the grounds of applying for new discount card despite having my discount card taken away from me for the duration of employment with M&S for previous incident. I feel that the grounds that led to my dismissal were unfair. I have been told that I could have avoided the whole situation if I approached my store manager. The main reason why applied for new discount card was not to mis-use again as I learnt from my previous incident, but to use for my personal use only. After my first incident with mis-use of staff discount, I was demoted from all the section co-ordinater duties and be removed from all the management authorities. I was only told week later that I can have the authorities back. At the hearing I was told that I could get my discount card back the discretion of the store manager. I thought if I apply for new discount card then my store manager would tell me whether or not I could have the discount card again. If I know that I had to get permission first from my store manager then I would have for sure get permission first. I have been with the company for nearly 9 years and for me to do this would be unthinkable. I know that I made 1 major mistake first time and would be extremely foolish to take this step. My intention wasn't to mislead the company in anyway shape or form. It also been said that I misled the admin staff in applying for new discount card. The reason for not telling her was purely that I did not want her know to my past incident. If I knew that in applying for new discount would lead me in this situation I would have never ever attempted or even thinking about it.

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