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Denied the right to a fair disciplinary hearing

17 April 2019
Going out for a meal with colleagues with some alcohol added to the mix can be a recipe for disaster and so it proved for Ronald.The festive celebrations fell flat for the delivery driver when he w...

A disciplinary process is never an open-and-shut case

10 April 2019
A disciplinary process is never an open-and-shut caseIt can be overwhelming for an employee to have any disciplinary allegation levelled against them.When there are numerous apparently serious alle...

Taking stock when the disciplinary process is unfair

03 April 2019
Disciplined for unfair reasonTaking stock when the disciplinary process is unfairAs bizarre as it may seem it is not unusual for an employee to face disciplinary action for breaching a non-existent...

Putting your foot in it when workplace banter fails to raise a laugh

20 March 2019
Putting your foot in it when workplace banter fails to raise a laughIt’s no laughing matter when a questionable joke leaves you fighting to save your job.Logistics warehouse worker Dennis worked in...

Avoiding those dangerous pitfalls when conducting a disciplinary hearing

18 March 2019
For an employer working its way through the disciplinary process can be like having to navigate a minefield. A decision to dismiss an employee for any reason is not one that should ever be t...

When disciplinary action is like a recurring nightmare

06 March 2019
There is a very good reason why there is a well-known saying that it was the straw that broke the camel’s back.It describes how a build-up of incidents or actions causes an unpredictably large and ...

When taking a break from work proves far too stressful

27 February 2019
By the very nature of his job Randolph was a stickler for detail and for ensuring figures were correct.As an accountant numbers were his speciality, so to be accused of dishonesty for a miscalculat...

Finding the right words to bring a working relationship to a happy end

20 February 2019
When disciplinary allegations come to light it can often mark the end of a working relationship even if there is no substance to the allegations.Clive had worked for a car hire company for 12 years...

Making the wrong call when issuing a disciplinary warning

06 February 2019
Experienced call handler Bev dealt with many difficult calls without incident or complaint during a decade working in a call centre.When told she would be invited to attend a disciplinary hearing t...

A distressing journey before being cleared of disciplinary allegations

30 January 2019
When teaching assistant Jess crashed her car the actions of her employer really did add insult to injury.She suffered cuts, bruises and a back injury following the late-night collision on her way h...

Getting the right message after some bad disciplinary news

23 January 2019
It is often said that a manager should lead by example but they are only human and they can make terrible mistakes.When Sian’s manager reacted in the wrong way to her failure to respond to his tele...

Establishing the truth of a disciplinary matter once the smoke has cleared

16 January 2019
To be accused of putting the life of a vulnerable person in your care at risk is possibly as serious as it can get for an employee in the care industry. When a service user at a unit for young...

Fixing the problem when the disciplinary process is unfair

09 January 2019
It can be difficult for any employee to defend themselves against any allegation – and the situation is made worse if the allegation is taken at face value.Following a customer complaint Pamela, wh...

Tis the season to worry about the consequences of the office party

19 December 2018
Things can, and often do, go wrong at the office Christmas party, which can have serious repercussions in the workplaceData analyst Kirk was delighted and relieved when he was eventually cleared of...

Finding the right words to resolve a disciplinary problem

14 December 2018
Getting to truth of a disciplinary matter when employees make tit-for-tat allegations can be a problem.Florence had worked for a telecommunications company for over eight years and was a team leade...

Working to fix a problem when you are not equipped for the job

05 December 2018
It is often the case that employees get blamed for genuine mistakes and as a result end up facing a difficult fight to save their job.As a gas service engineer for a housing association some parts ...

The ‘funny’ social media clip that proved not to be a laughing matter

28 November 2018
We all do not laugh at the same things and what one person finds funny another one may find offensive.With mobile phones always to hand being caught on camera in an embarrassing situation is al...

Secret recording at work for disciplinary

21 November 2018
There are times when an employee may lose trust in their manager and perhaps do something they should not.It’s fair to say that Eric in his six years working as an engineer had a fractious relation...

Left fearing the worse after admitting disciplinary allegations

14 November 2018
There are times when employees are facing disciplinary action having admitted serious wrongdoing and the outcome looks bleak.Our representatives are experts in presenting the mitigating factors tha...

Cleaning up the mess created by a rubbish disciplinary outcome

07 November 2018
It may sound like the start of a fairy-tale, but once upon our time our representatives were truly shocked by blatantly unfair disciplinary decisions being made by employers.In real life however th...
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