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Case Studies

Case Studies

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Case Studies

Fixing a disciplinary problem after an IT issue proves more than a technical glitch

Published 24 August 2022
When ‘Grandpa Kev’ was unfairly targeted by his boss because of his age he needed help to fightback and ultimately win his disciplinary case. IT helpdesk technician Kevin, aged in his mid-fifties ...

Addressing the worst possible start in a new job

Published 17 August 2022
Ambitious Isobel felt her dreams of a career in accountancy were lost forever when she was fired at the end of her probation period in her first job. Up until that point Isobel had been given no r...

Dealing with disciplinary allegations caused by poor mental health

Published 11 August 2022
Dealing with disciplinary allegations caused by poor mental health How we deal with work-related stress differs from person to person and for Rohan how he did so was almost disastrous for his care...

Addressing multiple disciplinary allegations

Published 27 July 2022
When hotel manager Dennis faced 18 different disciplinary allegations at work he could have been forgiven for thinking dismissal was inevitable. So you can imagine his huge relief when he was able...

A price cut that could have cost a manager her job

Published 20 July 2022
Retailers can offer valuable discounts on products but if staff apply price cuts incorrectly it can have serious consequences. Store manager Abi was alleged to have deliberately misused the discou...

Dealing with very dubious evidence in a disciplinary case.

Published 06 July 2022
Imagine your horror if negative comments about a colleague and your manager that you thought were private are brought to the attention of your boss. Amelia faced the threat of dismissal after she ...

Getting the right ending to a disciplinary process after a bad start.

Published 29 June 2022
We all like to make a good early impression on those who matter, but if you fail to do so in a new job it can have disastrous consequences. Lenny worked for a large finance company before he was d...

Finding the right formula to correct a poor disciplinary outcome

Published 22 June 2022
Ambitious Danny’s career appeared to be in ruins at the age of just 24 when he was fired from his dream job after making mistakes. The laboratory worker was considered dishonest and found to have ...

Sharing the right information at the right time to avoid the sack

Published 16 June 2022
Some employees happily share every aspect of their lives, no matter how personal, but for a private individual like Cleo sharing significant information at the right time proved crucial. Her repea...

Blindsided by a disciplinary process an employer thought was an open and shut case.

Published 09 June 2022
When a customer is evidently wrong but insists they are right, it can create serious problems for an employee. Window blind fitter Connor was accused of fitting the wrong shutters at a female cust...

News of a new arrival signals an all too familiar unfair disciplinary process

Published 25 May 2022
Gemma’s rise through the ranks at the pub chain where she worked for was impressive – but a bit of good news nearly proved fatal for her career. She started out cleaning and washing up at her loca...

Fixing a disciplinary situation in danger of damaging an illustrious career

Published 19 May 2022
When workshop manager Ernie offered ‘constructive criticism’ to an employee it was his choice of words that landed him in trouble. It can often be the case with older workers that they say somethi...