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Employer at fault for poor performance during a disciplinary process

Published 20 May 2020
When you lose trust and confidence in any type of relationship regaining it is usually extremely difficult if not impossible.It is certainly not uncommon for an employer to attempt to use a loss of...

Extra care needed when dealing with disciplinary allegations

Published 06 May 2020
For anyone working in a care home putting vulnerable residents at serious risk of harm is perhaps one of the worst allegations they can possibly face.Helen was horrified when such an allegation was...

How the wrong information can cause serious disciplinary problems

Published 29 April 2020
Every employee should know the importance of protecting sensitive company data and be fully aware of the risks of failing to do so.Confidential business information generally refers to in...

Lesson learned when discrimination proves to be no laughing matter

Published 22 April 2020
Imagine, if you can, having to defend yourself against false claims, finally reacting and then facing a fight to keep your job for doing so.Anger, injustice, shock, disbelief and frustration are ju...

Challenging an unfair redundancy dismissal and getting your desired outcome

Published 08 April 2020
The threat of redundancy can be unsettling, worrying and scary and it is currently something hundreds of thousands of employees across the country are facing.There is a genuine redundancy situation...

Bullying at work

Published 01 April 2020
At a first glance Joshua may not resemble someone you would expect to complain about being bullied at work.The insurance claims handler is over 6ft tall a former soldier and he played rugby to a de...

The trouble if the message gets lost in the music

Published 19 March 2020
It is understandable that a parent will do what they can to support their child but if that puts their job at risk it’s fair to ask: was it really worth it?Construction worker Wes was accused of th...

Setting the record straight after an unfair disciplinary outcome

Published 11 March 2020
Getting sacked from your job for doing something you were unaware of and clearly did not mean can be a shock.Charlie was dismissed for unlawfully accessing patient medical records at the private ho...

Disciplinary for theft

Published 04 March 2020
Getting the right disciplinary outcome really is something to celebrateCaretaker John could have been forgiven for popping open a bottle of bubbly of his own after being cleared of stealing champag...

When a decision to take disciplinary action is the real villain of the piece.

Published 26 February 2020
When cleaner Imran confronted a knife-wielding schoolboy and prevented him from attacking another pupil in the office block where he worked near a secondary school, he was righty hailed a hero.He w...

A disciplinary process that really did leave a bad taste in the mouth

Published 19 February 2020
A disciplinary process that really did leave a bad taste in the mouthIt takes courage to report wrongdoing at work and the last thing you would expect is for it to put your job at risk.But that is ...

Dismissed because of depression

Published 12 February 2020
No consideration of poor mental health in decision to dismissWhat an employer knew and when it knew it can be crucial when an employee challenges a decision to dismiss them.Nursery worker Michelle ...
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