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When no evidence really should mean no case to answer

17 January 2018
For 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 name.And when there is no evidence to justify the alle...

Facing an unfair cut from your dream job

11 January 2018
Being called a liar and fraudster is tough to take at the best of times but when it’s by your boss at your first ever job it is extremely distressing.Devastated Toni was an apprentice hairdresser w...

Disciplining an employee when a previous warning is past its expiry date

11 January 2018
Having to discipline the same worker some time later for exactly the same allegation is not always as straightforward as it seems.An employer may be tempted to take the view that the employee has b...

How to complain when serious problems arise in the workplace

02 January 2018
Life in the workplace does not always run smoothly and as an employee there may come a time when you have cause for serious complaint.If this is the case you can raise a formal grievance (1) in ord...

Accused of theft but innocent

19 December 2017
To be labelled a liar and thief by your employer and urged to resign rather than be sacked is probably as bad as it can get for an employee.This is exactly the position Ged found himself in before ...

The importance of keeping up to date with employment law

18 December 2017
It has never been more important for employers to be up to date with ever changing and complex employment law legislation. Many employers may have been lulled into a false sense of security in...

Can employers include previous incidents in a disciplinary investigation report

15 December 2017
The answer is yes.In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case NHS 24 v Pillar(1) , the EAT held that it is not necessarily unfair to include additional information, such as past incide...

disciplinary action after being arrested

13 December 2017
You may be unsure what welcome to expect when returning to work having saved someone from a vicious beating – but the threat of the sack is not one of them.This is the position Callum found himself...

Facing disciplinary action because of a new policy

04 December 2017
To be the first person to face disciplinary action under a new rule is likely to leave any employee feeling victimised.Any change to a workplace culture will usually take some getting used to, and ...

Wrongly accused by Manager

29 November 2017
Praying for a miracle when wrongly accused of gross negligenceWhen a manager makes a mistake resulting in you facing disciplinary action the battle to clear your name can feel like an impossible on...

How to avoid feeling sick when dealing with an employee’s illness

22 November 2017
There are many matters employers need to handle with great care and sensitivity and dealing with sicknesses absence is one of them.Whenever employees are off work there are cost implications and it...

Facing dismissal for an honest error of judgement.

13 November 2017
It’s incredibly difficult to go through working life without making a genuine mistake and when it leaves you facing the sack it can become a real life nightmare.In such circumstances our representa...

Fighting to save your job when the odds are stacked against you

07 November 2017
There are some workplace acts committed by an employee that are usually considered indefensible.So when Paul punched and knocked out a colleague at the Sheffield depot where he worked he accepted t...

When a rubbish case leads to an unfair dismissal

14 August 2017
Being unfairly accused of wrongdoing by your employer is bad enough…being accused of stealing from company rubbish is even worse.Dynamic mechanic Jimmy used to rummage through the scrap bin outside...

How to manage disciplinary meeting dates.

31 July 2017
By now all employers should know that getting it wrong when it comes to dealing with a disciplinary matter can prove costly – and that applies to the simplest of things.When the allegation comes to...

Dismissed with less than 2 years service

05 June 2017
When Billy was dismissed for allegedly muttering an insult about a colleague he did not believe it was worth challenging the decision.The pharmacy assistant had been employed for just 23 months whe...

Wrongly accused of a crime and facing disciplinary action at work.

02 May 2017
After a shop worker was cleared of theft by police the last thing she expected was for her employer to continue to pursue the matter.Castle Associates representatives are experts in helping employe...

When Saying The Wrong Thing Online Leads To Trouble In The Workplace

11 April 2017
Expressing unhappiness on social media is pretty much the norm these days, but when it is considered work related it can cause big trouble for employees.Jason finished work for the day at a London-...

Facing Disciplinary Action after Making a Formal Complaint

03 April 2017
When Ben complained to his manager that he had been beaten up by a senior member of staff the response really did add insult to injury.Ben suffered a cut lip and broken wrist trying to stop his fal...

That sickly feeling when ill health leads to disciplinary allegations.

30 March 2017
It is almost inevitable that if you continue working while emotionally distressed things will eventually go wrong.Social care sector worker Leah suffered with depression and anxiety and was also di...
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