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Case Studies

Case Studies

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Case Studies

A redundancy scoring criteria that did not add up

Published 06 December 2023
An employee can perhaps accept losing their job if the reason for it is made clear and they accept it - but in Valerie’s case the reason was unclear. The sales and marketing executive was dismisse...

Saving a career that threatened to go up in smoke

Published 29 November 2023
There are times as an employee you just have to admit you have done wrong - and hope that telling the truth means the response is not as bad as it could be. Car showroom worker Dylan faced the thr...

Pedalling the myth the camera never lies

Published 23 November 2023
The ability to record on different devices means there is a risk any of us could be unwittingly captured on camera and then unfairly face allegations of wrongdoing in the same way that Sian did. T...

The trouble with saying the wrong thing at work

Published 16 November 2023
We have probably all repeated workplace gossip, but how would you feel if passing on exactly what was said left you facing the threat of formal disciplinary action? Nicola, a council operations ma...

Dealing with an unexpected and unwarranted allegation

Published 08 November 2023
  It is not unusual for callers to our helpline to be upset, shocked and bewildered to be accused of performing poorly at work, with the allegation coming out of the blue. Desperate Frankie ...

Expert assistance to successfully manoeuvre out of a tight disciplinary corner

Published 01 November 2023
Luckless delivery driver Andros did not have the best start in his new job when he crashed a company van after just four days – and it got worse By the time he reached his six-month probation revi...

Praying for a miracle when dismissal seems inevitable

Published 25 October 2023
When security officer Andy was discovered asleep in a chair, wrapped in a blanket, barefooted and with ‘foreign type music playing on his phone,’ his fate appeared sealed. He was caught by his bos...

Easing the pain of a car crash of a disciplinary process

Published 11 October 2023
When Mia was ‘knocked over’ by a colleague’s vehicle she never imagined the pain it would cause. She suffered back and knee injuries in the low-speed collision in the car park adjacent to the offi...

A passion for fashion for which an employee nearly paid too high a price.

Published 04 October 2023
Let’s face it who would not jump at a chance to make extra money from something we know about and is easy to do - but Faith found herself in serious trouble for doing just that. As a flight attend...

A good recovery from a poorly run disciplinary process

Published 27 September 2023
Celia was good with numbers but she did not need to be an expert to know things did not add up when she was dismissed for an unauthorised absence. The bookkeeper was fired for failing to notify he...

The presumption of innocent until proven guilty lost in an unfair disciplinary process

Published 20 September 2023
When Sean was originally arrested for a serious crime his employer initially appeared to be supportive - before a change of heart left him fighting to save his job. He was arrested by police targe...

Cleaning up an extremely unpleasant disciplinary process

Published 13 September 2023
When machine operator Angela repeatedly complained about the ‘disgusting’ toilet facilities at work she was left shocked by the response. She was fired for what her bosses called an unrelenting ca...