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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 ...

How to prevent disciplinary problems

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

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 ...

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 du...

Being Unfairly Disciplined?

06 June 2018
Left feeling sick and hurt by the actions of an unfair manager   When retail supervisor Madeleine got a telephone call at work that all working parents dread…she could never have imagi...

Disciplined for something I did not do

29 May 2018
On the wrong end of a slip-up in the disciplinary process When Ally was dismissed after being injured in an accident at work it really was a case of adding insult to injury. Ally was workin...

Dealing with the most serious disciplinary allegation and fighting to save your job

23 May 2018
Dealing with the most serious disciplinary allegation and fighting to save your job Facing disciplinary action linked to a death is as serious as it can get for an employee. When Kelly, an ...

When writing an email spells disciplinary trouble for an employee

15 May 2018
For an employee facing disciplinary action based on an incident that occurred a while ago it is likely to come as a shock. So you can imagine Carlton’s horror when he was invited to a discip...

The fallout when a disgruntled workmate seeks revenge

02 May 2018
When colleagues fallout it can lead to malicious allegations being made and have serious repercussions in the workplace This is the position Sandra found herself in after she was suspended f...

Understanding who is responsible for making reasonable adjustments for a disabled worker

29 April 2018
When an employee needs help there is an expectation that they will ask for it…after all how can an employer be expected to know they are struggling without being informed.But when a worker with a d...

Exposing the flaws in the disciplinary evidence to get the right outcome

24 April 2018
Our representatives have seen it all when it comes to disciplinary cases and what seems to be a recurring theme is employers disciplining staff based on flawed evidence. Such cases cause an ...

Covert Surveillance in the workplace: does it breach the right to privacy?

19 April 2018
Yes, is the answer, the use of hidden cameras in the workplace did violate the right to privacy of employees who were dismissed for theft as well as the Date Protection laws. This is according to t...

When it’s right not to accept a warning

18 April 2018
There are occasions when an employee is disciplined and not dismissed but left with a strong feeling of injustice. All workers have the right to appeal against any disciplinary action t...

Making sense of a misunderstanding that leaves an employee fearing the worst

10 April 2018
There is no greater relief for an employee at the end of a disciplinary hearing than hearing or reading the words ‘we have decided not to take any further action.’ For an employee who has no...

Left high and dry after failing a workplace drug test

04 April 2018
Left high and dry after failing a workplace drug test. In workplaces where drug testing is carried out failing such a test can have dire consequences So when HGV driver David tested positive ...

Being targeted and facing disciplinary action for all the wrong reasons

27 March 2018
For an employee facing repeated disciplinary action the obvious conclusion is they are either not very good at their job or someone has really got it in for them. Cleaning supervisor George ...

When the odds really are stacked against you during the disciplinary process

21 March 2018
For those who like a gamble betting on the outcome when an employee with a final warning is facing fresh disciplinary action may seem like a sure bet. When Anita was notified to attend a dis...

Failing to see the funny side of a workplace joke

14 March 2018
The usual response to a bad joke is deathly silence but if it results in a threat to your job security it is certainly no laughing matter. When delivery driver Eric made a gag about work, th...