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The age old problem of discrimination faced by older workers

Published 03 August 2021
You can get a range of employees: there are those who do the job because they have to, others who hate the job, and those who love it, such as Marcia.  Dedicated Marcia had worked as an admin...

The ugly consequences of viewing a not so pretty picture at work

Published 28 July 2021
It should be quite simple, but trying to prove your innocence when wrongly facing disciplinary allegations at work can feel like a daunting battle.   Like many people civi...

Poor marks for a college disciplinary process

Published 21 July 2021
Whether criticism of a work colleague is ever justified or not, it can cause serious problems.  Shannon was going through the redundancy consultation proces...

Making a bad call with a decision to dismiss

Published 14 July 2021
When Clive faced an allegation of stealing a colleague’s mobile phone he did not think things could get any worse, but he was wrong.  The retail worker faced an alle...

Unfairly blamed for rule breach when following management instruction

Published 07 July 2021
You would be justified in feeling aggrieved if asked to do something by your boss only to later face disciplinary action for doing exactly what you had been asked to do.  Like millions of oth...

Poor performance by an employer in addressing concerns about an employee’s work

Published 30 June 2021
There can be few things worse than battling to overcome difficult odds to do the best job that you can, only to be fired for not doing it well enough   ...

Letting personal feelings get in the way of a fair disciplinary process

Published 23 June 2021
Family fallouts can be very bitter, add work to the mix and things can get even nastier.  Linda worked for a company owned by her brother-in-law and got caught up in the mess w...

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 ...
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