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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...

When an employee is wrongly suspected of serious wrongdoing

22 March 2017
For an innocent employee being wrongly accused of any type of allegation can be a distressing nightmare.Imagine then Fiona’s horror when she was falsely accused by her bosses of being a racist.The ...

Taking the Day of Because of Bad Weather

26 January 2017
It’s that time of year when for many employees getting into work is a job in itself.Recent metrological warnings of ‘thundersnow’, plummeting temperatures, severe flooding and strong winds highligh...

Handling an Employee Who is More than Just a Problem

25 January 2017
Dealing with a’ toxic’ employee early on can prove beneficial in the long run but it is not always the easiest thing to do.It could be that a long-serving, dynamic or assertive employee’s actions, ...

Dealing with Employees Under the Influence of Drink While on Duty

24 January 2017
When snaps emerged of a sozzled looking Wayne Rooney following an international match it sparked widespread debate about his fitness to lead his country.The England football captain has since been ...

Guilty of gross misconduct but dismissal was not inevitable

17 January 2017
Jack accepted that the allegation of gross misconduct made against him was true - and the evidence against him was indisputable.He had an exemplary disciplinary record and had worked for the West M...

Suspended from work after being accused of bullying

17 January 2017
When Kevin was called to his manager’s office and accused of being a bully and suspended it was the start of a nightmare.A couple of days earlier he had heated words with a colleague, but given the...

Having an off the record conversation

27 September 2016
There are situations as an employer when you may want to have an “off the record” conversation with one of your employees, but are nervous, because sometimes those conversations can go wrong and ca...

Disciplinary Appeals Process: Get it Wrong and You Could Pay Dearly

08 August 2016
Getting a disciplinary decision wrong can prove costly, which means the benefit of a fair appeal process is priceless. After postman Anthony Holt was reportedly fired for attempting to break into h...

April Fools’ Day and the workplace prank

21 March 2016
Playing practical jokes on 1 April is a tradition that is centuries old - but it can cause modern day problems in the workplace. Despite having no official recognition April Fools’ Day is about mak...

Establishing the truth in disciplinary matters.

13 January 2016
While instances of using a lie detector to dismiss an employee are extremely rare getting to truth of any disciplinary matter remains a testing issue.At the start of the year a courier firm which s...

Can an employer discipline or dismiss an employee for capability reasons, while they are off sick?

15 March 2014
Can an employer discipline or dismiss an employee for capability reasons, while they are off sick?It's a common myth that workers can't be sacked while they are off sick!!Being off sick is no prote...