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Accused of theft but innocent

Published 19 December 2017
To be labelled a liar and thief by your employer and urged to resign rather than be sacked is probably as bad as it can get for an employee.This is exactly the position Ged found himself in before ...

disciplinary action after being arrested

Published 13 December 2017
You may be unsure what welcome to expect when returning to work having saved someone from a vicious beating – but the threat of the sack is not one of them.This is the position Callum found himself...

Facing disciplinary action because of a new policy

Published 04 December 2017
To be the first person to face disciplinary action under a new rule is likely to leave any employee feeling victimised.Any change to a workplace culture will usually take some getting used to, and ...

Wrongly accused by Manager

Published 29 November 2017
Praying for a miracle when wrongly accused of gross negligenceWhen a manager makes a mistake resulting in you facing disciplinary action the battle to clear your name can feel like an impossible on...

Facing dismissal for an honest error of judgement.

Published 13 November 2017
It’s incredibly difficult to go through working life without making a genuine mistake and when it leaves you facing the sack it can become a real life nightmare.In such circumstances our representa...

Fighting to save your job when the odds are stacked against you

Published 07 November 2017
There are some workplace acts committed by an employee that are usually considered indefensible.So when Paul punched and knocked out a colleague at the Sheffield depot where he worked he accepted t...

Employment tribunal fees – what next?

Published 21 August 2017
I am sure most people have heard the news about the landmark and significant decision that was handed down last week by the Supreme Court, in the case of R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor (2017)(1)...

When a rubbish case leads to an unfair dismissal

Published 14 August 2017
Being unfairly accused of wrongdoing by your employer is bad enough…being accused of stealing from company rubbish is even worse.Dynamic mechanic Jimmy used to rummage through the scrap bin outside...

Left with the birthday blues and facing the sack

Published 31 July 2017
There is a popular saying that life begins at 40…but for office worker Julie it marked the start of a work-related nightmare.An online message from Julie’s son wishing her happy birthday led to her...

Facing the sack when you have done nothing wrong

Published 17 July 2017
So when Sharon, a GP’s receptionist in Derbyshire, faced an allegation of breaching patient confidentiality, given her role, she believed it was as bad as things could get.She knew the allegations ...

Facing the sack after raising a legitimate complaint

Published 12 June 2017
For an employee found to be responsible for a dereliction of duty the disciplinary outcome can appear inevitable.Such allegations if considered proven will usually result in dismissal.However, our ...

Dismissed with less than 2 years service

Published 05 June 2017
When Billy was dismissed for allegedly muttering an insult about a colleague he did not believe it was worth challenging the decision.The pharmacy assistant had been employed for just 23 months whe...

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