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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 te...

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 ...

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 a...

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 r...

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 fac...

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 how...

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 represen...

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 car...

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 ofte...

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 ...

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 h...

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 ...

Disciplined for reaction to bullying

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

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 toget...

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 in There is a reasonable expectation that an employee will ...

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 perform...

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...