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Case Studies

Case Studies

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Case Studies

The importance of taking time to understand disciplinary issues

Published 16 June 2021
An employee facing the threat of dismissal for poor punctuality will have severely tested the patience of any reasonable employer.  But, when Charlie found himse...

Creating an ugly mess of a disciplinary case

Published 15 June 2021
When sculpture technician Carlton was fired on the spot he knew it was not right.  Despite this, Carlton’s biggest fight was challenging the decision and battli...

A painful disciplinary process with a pain free ending.

Published 09 June 2021
We all know right from wrong and often you don’t need to be an expert to identify when you are being treated unfairly at work.  Dental receptionist Fa...

Picture perfect ending to an unsightly disciplinary case

Published 25 May 2021
There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but in Esther’s case it meant one thing - trouble.  Night carer Esther is alleged to have been fast asleep when a colleague t...

Skilled work needed to repair the damage of an unfair dismissal

Published 19 May 2021
Engineer Nathan was devastated when he was sacked, but he was determined to fix the situation and clear his name.  He was fired after being blamed for a safety breach that led ...

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...