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Being disciplined unfairly

Published 05 August 2019
A lack of care in the disciplinary process that could have had dire consequencesFor Fiona going through the disciplinary process was a nightmare experience and the relief when it is over was enormo...

When disciplinary action really does leave a nasty taste in your mouth

Published 24 July 2019
When disciplinary action really does leave a nasty taste in your mouth.There can be few things worse for an employee than being dismissed after innocently getting caught up in what can be considere...

When all that is captured on camera is not what it seems

Published 17 July 2019
The use of CCTV to detect wrongdoing is widespread and it is being used more and more in disciplinary cases as well. There is a saying that the camera never lies. When an employer’s interpreta...

When being quick to judge can delay justice

Published 10 July 2019
Rightly or wrongly we may at times unfairly judge a person based on what we believe is right or wrong.For anyone who has ever fallen foul of the law this can create significant problems when it com...

A box full of trouble with the disciplinary process

Published 03 July 2019
A box full of trouble with the disciplinary processNo employee wants to feel like they have suffered an injustice and it’s not just an individual who has been unfairly dismissed who will feel that ...

The trouble created when the customer gets it wrong

Published 26 June 2019
The trouble created when the customer gets it wrongFor a retail assistant there is probably nothing more infuriating than the age old saying ‘the customer is always right.’It is said the phrase was...

When all is not what is claimed during the disciplinary process

Published 19 June 2019
When all is not what is claimed during the disciplinary processWhen it comes to disciplinary allegations the devil is sometimes in the detail when it comes to winning cases.Employees will rightly f...

Escaping unscathed from a ‘car crash’ of a disciplinary process

Published 12 June 2019
Escaping unscathed from a ‘car crash’ of a disciplinary processAs a former trade union rep Stan is probably one of the last people who you would have expected to be subjected to an unfair disciplin...

When lending a helping hand leads to big trouble

Published 08 May 2019
When lending a helping hand leads to big troubleIt takes tremendous courage for an employee to support a workmate when they are in trouble with management.When one of Susan’s colleagues, who was al...

When a row between friends leads to disciplinary problems in the workplace

Published 01 May 2019
When a row between friends leads to disciplinary problems in the workplace.When work colleagues fall out over trivial matters the repercussions can be serious.When what was once a good working rela...

When workplace pranks are no laughing matter

Published 24 April 2019
When workplace pranks are no laughing matterWe all like a good laugh at a practical joke but when such pranks go wrong in the workplace they can have serious repercussions.Sharon discovered this to...

Denied the right to a fair disciplinary hearing

Published 17 April 2019
Going out for a meal with colleagues with some alcohol added to the mix can be a recipe for disaster and so it proved for Ronald.The festive celebrations fell flat for the delivery driver when he w...
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