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Finding the right solution to beat allegations of bullying

Published 28 April 2021
For any employee having to defend themselves against a serious allegation can be a daunting battle. Sean was a senior employee with an energy company when he faced a number of allegations of bully...

Clearing up a disciplinary mess after birthday celebrations

Published 10 March 2021
It’s not uncommon for an employer to confuse what may be a genuine mistake for misconduct  - and it can lead to serious trouble for an employee. Wendy had worked as a cleaner at her local commun...

Finding the right words to resolve a disciplinary case

Published 03 March 2021
We all like to hear a bit of workplace gossip but there can be situations where things really get out of hand and lead to serious trouble. Spreading malicious rumours about a colleague can be co...

A welcome final destination to an unwelcome trip through the disciplinary process

Published 24 February 2021
When medical sales rep Jesse was threatened with dismissal for failing to report damage to his company vehicle he faced a difficult journey to justice. The serious allegation was levelled agains...

Picking apart a disciplinary case to ensure justice prevails

Published 17 February 2021
Factory supervisor Maria insisted she was firm but fair, while a colleague claimed she was a bully - it was a difference in opinion that left her fighting to save her job. Maria had been in char...

The sickly feeling with being unfairly selected for redundancy

Published 03 February 2021
Production operative John was left feeling sick when first informed he had been selected for redundancy in a process he was convinced was unfair. For any employee news of workplace redundancies ...

Finding the hidden evidence in a message to ensure justice is served

Published 27 January 2021
Marketing executive Selina knew the value of words, creating a good impression and the importance of sending the right message. So, it can be seen as ironic that an inappropriate WhatsApp messag...

Case Study - Redundancy

Published 20 January 2021
The situation Anna was employed by an international travel firm for five years. She had been promoted twice to a senior management position and managed three colleagues. When she became pregnant...

Finding the right words to get a fair outcome when banter causes a problem

Published 13 January 2021
How people act and talk in work can create huge problems when it comes to determining what is inappropriate behaviour. Most workplaces will have what is considered a culture of ‘banter’ in which...

New rules but same old problem with an unfair disciplinary process.

Published 06 January 2021
Last year saw dramatic changes to the way in which we now work and the introduction of strict new workplace rules, which left Sheena fighting to save her job. Restaurant worker Sheena was suspen...

Correcting a disciplinary process that sends out the wrong message.

Published 23 December 2020
Despite the many advances in technology, the text message has not yet become a suitable replacement for a disciplinary hearing. Maintenance Technician Des was fired by text after an expletive-la...

A disciplinary process that was a crying shame.

Published 09 December 2020
  Failing to care for a distressed and injured child is one of the most devastating allegations a nursery worker can face. It was an allegation levelled against Sophie when she faced what she b...
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