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Disciplinary

The risks in failing to follow a fair disciplinary procedure

29 October 2018
Given the opportunity most of us may be tempted to cut corners, after all it can sometimes make life much easier.Such temptation should definitely be avoided, however, when having to deal with disc...

Failing to see the funny side of a mistimed joke

24 October 2018
As a delivery driver Ravi was used to delivering welcome gifts to householders and he certainly had something to celebrate when he received some good news of his own in the post.Our representative ...

Facing a disciplinary investigation with a lack of evidence to support the allegation

19 October 2018
When employees leave a company it can sometimes be under a very dark cloud and it can cause problems for those who remain with the business.When one of Helen’s former colleagues left the care home ...

Happy ending after workplace heartbreak

16 October 2018
If we fallout with those closest to us, the break-up can sometimes be bitter and acrimonious. After Joe, a customer service advisor, ended his relationship with his girlfriend after eight year...

When all that appears on camera is not what is claimed.

26 September 2018
For an innocent employee having to defend themselves against CCTV footage being used to support serious allegations against them is a daunting prospect.Incidents captured on camera are often used b...

Facing the wrath of the boss for complaining about poor working conditions

19 September 2018
Hot weather can cause employees to get hot under the collar and inflame already tense situations.The recent hot spell will no doubt have brought back bad memories for Clint. He was working in a...

When Relationships Breakdown in the Workplace

12 September 2018
Just like any other relationship when working relationships breakdown the fallout can be acrimonious, distressing and costly.Pat believed dismissal was inevitable after a disagreement with her boss...

When a poor performance eventually gets the right result.

04 September 2018
We’ve probably all made bad decisions…unless you’re in denial or of exemplary character in which case you may at least have been on the receiving end of one. At work such decisions by a manage...

Failing to spot an employee’s innocence in the disciplinary evidence

28 August 2018
Physical abuse of the vulnerable is a heinous act and it is one of the worst allegations that can be made against anyone in the caring profession.Bridget, an experienced carer, was wrongly accused ...

Disciplined for reaction to bullying

22 August 2018
When reacting to a bad taste joke by bullies leads to a fight to save your jobKyle was said to be brandishing a kitchen knife when he confronted and threatened a workmate after a practical joke at ...

Facing disciplinary action following a bungled investigation by management

15 August 2018
Barney would be the first to admit that he didn’t always see eye to eye with his boss in a boisterous and volatile workplace.The pair had disagreements, rows but generally worked well together. The...

Facing repercussions when a manager has got it in for you

25 July 2018
For an employee facing the wrath of a vindictive boss is possibly one of the most uncomfortable and unnerving positions you can be inThere is a reasonable expectation that an employee will be able ...

An unwelcome history that can cause new disciplinary problems

18 July 2018
There is a well-known saying that there is no smoke without fire but it’s a dangerous approach to take in disciplinary matters.Sandy had won a number of awards in recognition of her performance in ...

Manager pays the price for losing his cool and sacking sales executive

11 July 2018
Being on the receiving end of your boss losing his temper is never nice. Now imagine, that at the same time, he throws items at you, insults and swears at you and then dismisses you on the spo...

Subjected to discrimination and being disciplined

03 July 2018
For an employee accepting that they are no longer physically able to do a job they love can be heartbreaking. When a serious illness or a medical condition impacts on the ability of an employee ...

A poor review of performance management

02 July 2018
The mere mention of performance management is enough to fill some employees with dread.While the process is viewed negatively by some staff, it can be a force for the good if applied correctly.Ther...

Avoiding dismissal when it seems inevitable

27 June 2018
There are some disciplinary offences that if admitted can almost guarantee an employee will be dismissed - and theft of company stock is definitely one of them.If you add to that, that the employee...

How to prevent disciplinary problems

25 June 2018
A quiet word can be all that it takes to settle a potential disciplinary matterIn the ideal world all employees would do exactly what is expected and managers would never have cause for concern or ...

When childish bad behaviour can lead to much more than just a telling off

20 June 2018
It’s unfortunate, but a sad reality that work colleagues will not always get on.When behaviour which would be embarrassing if it was witnessed in a school playground makes its way into the workplac...

What is a Representatives Role?

12 June 2018
Over the years our representatives have often had to salvage the best they can from some hopeless situations.And when Kenny was dismissed for throwing a glass of water in his manager’s face dur...
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