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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 imagined what w...

Disciplined for something I did not do

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

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 jobFacing disciplinary action linked to a death is as serious as it can get for an employee.When Kelly, an experience...

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 disciplinary h...

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 workplaceThis is the position Sandra found herself in after she was suspended from work...

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 employee...

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 not previo...

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 was conf...

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, the last t...

The unexpected outcome in a disciplinary case where the figures did not add up

07 March 2018
When Joel was accused of performing badly at work he expected to be sacked.Joel was working in advertising sales and allegedly failing to hit targets. When he first met our representative he apolog...

Help is at hand for the boss accused of wrongdoing

28 February 2018
While managers may be used to conducting disciplinary proceedings against staff they do occasionally find themselves on the wrong end of the allegations.Our representatives at Castle Associates are...

Disciplinary for Facebook message

21 February 2018
The writing really could be on the wall for inappropriate social media postsIt’s understandable that from time to time employees will want to vent their frustrations about work, but doing so via so...

Arrested but cleared and being disciplined

14 February 2018
Having to deal with far worse than a nasty hangover after a night out.An employee accused of a serious crime, arrested, questioned and cleared could be forgiven for thinking that is the end of the ...

Moving the disciplinary goalposts and scoring an own goal

07 February 2018
At Castle Associates our representatives are sticklers for detail and it really can make all of the difference when an employee is facing dismissal.It is not uncommon for an employer to level alleg...

no evidence to support disciplinary allegation

31 January 2018
When no evidence really should mean no case to answerFor an innocent employee accused of wrongdoing the first thing they are eager to see is the evidence against them so that they can clear their n...
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