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Case Studies

The trouble with "banter"; when it is considered offensive

Published 22 May 2017
What is classed as banter and what is offensive in the workplace is often debatable as salesman Kevin found out.He was working for a mobile phone retailer in a Derbyshire high street shop when he w...

Wrongly accused of a crime and facing disciplinary action at work.

Published 02 May 2017
After a shop worker was cleared of theft by police the last thing she expected was for her employer to continue to pursue the matter.Castle Associates representatives are experts in helping employe...

When Saying The Wrong Thing Online Leads To Trouble In The Workplace

Published 11 April 2017
Expressing unhappiness on social media is pretty much the norm these days, but when it is considered work related it can cause big trouble for employees.Jason finished work for the day at a London-...

Facing Disciplinary Action after Making a Formal Complaint

Published 03 April 2017
When Ben complained to his manager that he had been beaten up by a senior member of staff the response really did add insult to injury.Ben suffered a cut lip and broken wrist trying to stop his fal...

That sickly feeling when ill health leads to disciplinary allegations.

Published 30 March 2017
It is almost inevitable that if you continue working while emotionally distressed things will eventually go wrong.Social care sector worker Leah suffered with depression and anxiety and was also di...

When an employee is wrongly suspected of serious wrongdoing

Published 22 March 2017
For an innocent employee being wrongly accused of any type of allegation can be a distressing nightmare.Imagine then Fiona’s horror when she was falsely accused by her bosses of being a racist.The ...

Facing Malicious Allegations Made Out of Spite

Published 14 March 2017
Having been bullied in the workplace you can imagine the horror experienced by Martha when she was the one accused of bullying a colleague.A female supervisor at the telecommunications company wher...

Guilty of gross misconduct but dismissal was not inevitable

Published 17 January 2017
Jack accepted that the allegation of gross misconduct made against him was true - and the evidence against him was indisputable.He had an exemplary disciplinary record and had worked for the West M...

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