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unsavoury surprise during an unpalatable redundancy process

Published 13 October 2021
Being made redundant is a horrible experience and when it is done unfairly it makes matters even worse. Our representatives are experts at dealing with such cases and achieving  a good outcom...

Successfully manoeuvring out of a tight spot in a disciplinary process

Published 06 October 2021
We all like a good laugh at funny video clips, but if they are work-related the joke can sometimes fall flat. Retail worker Joan filmed a motorist repeatedly trying, and failing, to reverse into a...

A real fight for justice

Published 29 September 2021
It’s tempting to think there can only be one outcome for an employee involved in a violent incident that leaves someone else with a serious injury. Shopping centre security guard Gus was inv...

A healthy disciplinary result that really was life changing

Published 22 September 2021
Vanessa was conscious of her weight and when her employer used a matter related to it to try to discipline her, it really did add insult to injury. The sales rep was accused of submitting a fraudu...

A disciplinary process not fit for purpose

Published 07 September 2021
Social media can cause huge problems for employees even when they believe their actions are innocent. Office worker Trent was a fitness fanatic who loved working out. He had a female colleague who...

A close shave with dismissal - breaching COVID guidelines

Published 18 August 2021
Vic was proud of his hipster beard and never in his wildest dreams could he ever have imagined when it got wet it would leave him fighting to save his job.  He was accused of breaching C...

The nasty taste left after unfair disciplinary proceedings

Published 11 August 2021
When Jason took a packet of crisps from a bin to avoid food waste he thought it was a good thing – but his employer certainly did not think so. Jason was accused of theft and cruelty towards...

The age old problem of discrimination faced by older workers

Published 03 August 2021
You can get a range of employees: there are those who do the job because they have to, others who hate the job, and those who love it, such as Marcia.  Dedicated Marcia had worked as an admin...

The ugly consequences of viewing a not so pretty picture at work

Published 28 July 2021
It should be quite simple, but trying to prove your innocence when wrongly facing disciplinary allegations at work can feel like a daunting battle.   Like many people civi...

Poor marks for a college disciplinary process

Published 21 July 2021
Whether criticism of a work colleague is ever justified or not, it can cause serious problems.  Shannon was going through the redundancy consultation proces...

Making a bad call with a decision to dismiss

Published 14 July 2021
When Clive faced an allegation of stealing a colleague’s mobile phone he did not think things could get any worse, but he was wrong.  The retail worker faced an alle...

Unfairly blamed for rule breach when following management instruction

Published 07 July 2021
You would be justified in feeling aggrieved if asked to do something by your boss only to later face disciplinary action for doing exactly what you had been asked to do.  Like millions of oth...
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