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Managing concerns about an employee’s performance during a pandemic

20 October 2020
A tricky dilemma facing many employers in the current climate is how do you judge and manage an underperforming employee?The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced us all to assess and change h...

Unfair disciplinary process after an accident waiting to happen

14 October 2020
Having been injured in an accident at work, branded a liar and then sacked, things really could not get much worse for Miriam.Food factory worker Miriam slipped on a milk spillage an...

A disciplinary process that really did leave a nasty taste

07 October 2020
The change of ownership of a business can be a worrying and uncertain time for any employee.However, restaurant manager Chanel felt reassured when she met the new owners of...

The injustice of being considered guilty of a disciplinary offence before being cleared

30 September 2020
Guilt by association can sometimes be grossly unfair and in Kim’s case it led to her facing the threat of dismissal from her job.The delivery driver/warehouse operative was suspended from work foll...

Call for workplace drug testing to help combat the scourge of drug crime

21 September 2020
Employers can play a role in the fight against widespread drug use by randomly testing employees for Class A drugs.London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey, recently said if he is elected, he wou...

Making a snap decision with CCTV footage to support an allegation

09 September 2020
There is a well-known saying that the camera never lies… and it is one that employers seem to adopt when considering CCTV footage in disciplinary matters.Stan was a secondary school teacher who was...

In need of a helping hand to ensure a disciplinary hearing is a fair fight

19 August 2020
Combative Jan was no stranger to a fight but she found herself in desperate need of help when she faced an unfair battle to save her job.At a disciplinary hearing the shop worker, who was also a ma...

Playing it safe and considering mitigation to avoid a disciplinary hazard

12 August 2020
Patrick was caught bang to rights when he committed a serious health and safety breach at work.The building worker was filmed cutting wood without wearing safety glasses. The evidence was irrefutab...

A dream ending to a disciplinary mess

05 August 2020
Whatever the reason employees will often know when their time with an employer is coming to an end as the signs can be very clear beforehand.For shop manager Gina it’s no exaggeration to say it rea...

A good deed that resulted in bad disciplinary action

22 July 2020
Ernie would often help out colleagues in trouble at work and it was a selfless act of goodwill that left him in an unfair battle to save his job.The long-serving maintenance worker, and former trad...

A disciplinary process that really put an employee’s faith to the test

15 July 2020
Teaching assistant Fiona was wrongly branded an obnoxious bigot for asking collegues questions about their religion.At a disciplinary hearing she was accused of making offensive comments when she q...

Learning the hard way that failing to be on your best behaviour at all times can lead to disciplinary trouble.

09 July 2020
Valuable lessons can be learned during away training days including ones about the serious repercussions that can follow any alleged bad behaviourExperienced car part sales advisor Greg faced the t...

The aim of disciplinary action and factors to consider

29 June 2020
Most people are likely to agree an employee deserves to be punished if they do something wrong -  but is it how disciplinary action should really work?The disciplinary procedure is the formal ...

Don’t let a grievance have a negative impact on the bottom line

22 June 2020
Resolving an employee grievance amicably and quickly is always best and it can save valuable time and money.Unresolved or protracted workplace conflict can have serious consequences for any busines...

Justice prevails after police intervention leads to workplace problem

18 June 2020
Being arrested for a criminal offence and admitting wrongdoing can have serious repercussions for an employee.Jonah did not tell his employer that he had  been arrested for leaving his child h...

A second bite at the disciplinary cherry can leave a nasty taste

10 June 2020
Being cleared of a disciplinary allegation is a huge relief…so facing the threat of dismissal many months later for exactly the same allegation can be an enormous shock.It is fair to say that Emma,...

Disciplinary action adds insult to injury

03 June 2020
Regardless of who we are or what we do for a living sometimes frustration can get the better of us - and in some cases it can lead to serious trouble.Family support worker Gayle’s irritation at her...

The disciplinary problems created by innocent comments taken the wrong way

27 May 2020
For any manager wrongly accused of harassment it can be a nightmare experience fighting to clear their name. Leisure centre boss Jonathan was devastated when he was suspended from work for mak...

Employer at fault for poor performance during a disciplinary process

20 May 2020
When you lose trust and confidence in any type of relationship regaining it is usually extremely difficult if not impossible.It is certainly not uncommon for an employer to attempt to use a loss of...

Extra care needed when dealing with disciplinary allegations

06 May 2020
For anyone working in a care home putting vulnerable residents at serious risk of harm is perhaps one of the worst allegations they can possibly face.Helen was horrified when such an allegation was...
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