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The disciplinary fallout from a bad online customer review

21 June 2023
Social media can be wonderful at times, create a minefield of problems for employers and be a nightmare for employees, as in Ella’s case. Positive online reviews for a company can lead to a boost ...

Trouble follows acceptance of an offer that seemed too good to refuse.

19 April 2023
Having survived the ‘worst period’ in his career hospitality manager John never envisaged he would leave his job in the way he did. John held on to his job after the first lockdown brought work to...

Help when facing an unfair disciplinary battle

01 March 2023
You would like to think that if anyone saw a co-worker in distress they would try to help, well Kevin did just that - but it backfired dramatically. When a colleague in his team was being shouted ...

Correcting a manager’s poor conduct in the unfair handling of performance concerns

16 November 2022
Jess won the desperate fight to save her job following months of struggling at work and after being dubbed ‘crazy.’ The office worker said she had been insulted and felt bullied before allegations...

Dealing with disciplinary allegations caused by poor mental health

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...

Dealing with very dubious evidence in a disciplinary case.

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 ...

What should happen if you are ill during the disciplinary process?

13 June 2022
Facing disciplinary action can make anyone feel sick and being unwell and unable to participate in the process can leave you fearing the worst. In answer to the question: can you go off sick durin...

Finding an agreeable resolution when strained working relationships lead to disciplinary action.

30 March 2022
When retail supervisor Pippa faced a desperate fight to save her job after 19 years’ service she admitted doing wrong, but was desperate to avoid the sack. It was made clear to our representative ...

Fairness of the disciplinary process put to the test after positive Covid result

23 February 2022
When shop assistant Imran was pressured to attend work despite feeling ill he had no idea how much trouble it would lead to. He was ordered by his deputy manager to come into work despite feeling ...

Disciplinary action when the reasons for it do not add up

16 February 2022
Ideally you should be able to tell a work colleague they have done something wrong without fear of repercussions. When the steel construction firm Alice worked for produced a business case for red...

Saying the right thing to eventually right a disciplinary wrong.

12 January 2022
Roller shutter engineer Julian was blissfully unaware he had done anything wrong prior to the fight he faced to save his job. Julian was one of five employees suspended from work for comments made...

Sending the wrong message with an unfair disciplinary process

14 December 2021
Sometimes when an employee is facing disciplinary action they simply want to make the best of a bad situation. Nobody wants to be dismissed from their job, even when it appears at first that it is...

Facing disciplinary action after being cleared of wrongdoing by police

09 December 2021
Any complaint of abuse of a vulnerable individual must be taken seriously and for those wrongly accused it can be a horrific experience. Latoya had worked with young people with learning disabili...

A real fight for justice

29 September 2021
It’s tempting to think there can only be one outcome for an employee involved in a violent incident that leaves someone else with a serious injury. Shopping centre security guard Gus was inv...

A disciplinary process not fit for purpose

07 September 2021
Social media can cause huge problems for employees even when they believe their actions are innocent. Office worker Trent was a fitness fanatic who loved working out. He had a female colleague who...

The nasty taste left after unfair disciplinary proceedings

11 August 2021
When Jason took a packet of crisps from a bin to avoid food waste he thought it was a good thing – but his employer certainly did not think so. Jason was accused of theft and cruelty towards...

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

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

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

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...

The need for caution and less haste when dealing with employee misconduct

12 July 2021
There can be outrageous acts of gross misconduct for which you believe an employee deserves to be sacked on the spot, but doing so is never a good idea.  There have been a number of repo...