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Case Studies

When failure to make a good early impression threatens your job security.

Published 03 October 2018
There was good reason for Reece to fear the worse when he was asked to attend a probation review meeting.His employer was claiming his probation period had been extended twice previously and dismis...

When all that appears on camera is not what is claimed.

Published 26 September 2018
For an innocent employee having to defend themselves against CCTV footage being used to support serious allegations against them is a daunting prospect.Incidents captured on camera are often used b...

Facing the wrath of the boss for complaining about poor working conditions

Published 19 September 2018
Hot weather can cause employees to get hot under the collar and inflame already tense situations.The recent hot spell will no doubt have brought back bad memories for Clint. He was working in a...

When Relationships Breakdown in the Workplace

Published 12 September 2018
Just like any other relationship when working relationships breakdown the fallout can be acrimonious, distressing and costly.Pat believed dismissal was inevitable after a disagreement with her boss...

When a poor performance eventually gets the right result.

Published 04 September 2018
We’ve probably all made bad decisions…unless you’re in denial or of exemplary character in which case you may at least have been on the receiving end of one. At work such decisions by a manage...

Failing to spot an employee’s innocence in the disciplinary evidence

Published 28 August 2018
Physical abuse of the vulnerable is a heinous act and it is one of the worst allegations that can be made against anyone in the caring profession.Bridget, an experienced carer, was wrongly accused ...

Disciplined for reaction to bullying

Published 22 August 2018
When reacting to a bad taste joke by bullies leads to a fight to save your jobKyle was said to be brandishing a kitchen knife when he confronted and threatened a workmate after a practical joke at ...

Facing disciplinary action following a bungled investigation by management

Published 15 August 2018
Barney would be the first to admit that he didn’t always see eye to eye with his boss in a boisterous and volatile workplace.The pair had disagreements, rows but generally worked well together. The...

When challenging unfair treatment pays off in an unexpected way

Published 31 July 2018
After Ali refused to change his working hours the response from his bosses indicated that his time was up with his employer.Ali was part of a Tupe transfer when the large manufacturing company ...

Facing repercussions when a manager has got it in for you

Published 25 July 2018
For an employee facing the wrath of a vindictive boss is possibly one of the most uncomfortable and unnerving positions you can be inThere is a reasonable expectation that an employee will be able ...

An unwelcome history that can cause new disciplinary problems

Published 18 July 2018
There is a well-known saying that there is no smoke without fire but it’s a dangerous approach to take in disciplinary matters.Sandy had won a number of awards in recognition of her performance in ...

Manager pays the price for losing his cool and sacking sales executive

Published 11 July 2018
Being on the receiving end of your boss losing his temper is never nice. Now imagine, that at the same time, he throws items at you, insults and swears at you and then dismisses you on the spo...
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