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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...

Understanding the role of a Rep at disciplinary and grievance hearings

27 April 2020
If you pay for anything designed to help you when you are in desperate need of help, you are justified in questioning what do I get for my money? And if you need the help of a trade union re...

The trouble if the message gets lost in the music

19 March 2020
It is understandable that a parent will do what they can to support their child but if that puts their job at risk it’s fair to ask: was it really worth it?Construction worker Wes was accused of th...

Setting the record straight after an unfair disciplinary outcome

11 March 2020
Getting sacked from your job for doing something you were unaware of and clearly did not mean can be a shock.Charlie was dismissed for unlawfully accessing patient medical records at the private ho...

How to conduct a fair disciplinary hearing and avoid getting it wrong

09 March 2020
‘It’s not fair’ may sound like an unwelcome protest from an unhappy child, but when it’s said in relation to a disciplinary process it should be taken very seriously.An employer’s failure to conduc...

Disciplinary for theft

04 March 2020
Getting the right disciplinary outcome really is something to celebrateCaretaker John could have been forgiven for popping open a bottle of bubbly of his own after being cleared of stealing champag...

When a decision to take disciplinary action is the real villain of the piece.

26 February 2020
When cleaner Imran confronted a knife-wielding schoolboy and prevented him from attacking another pupil in the office block where he worked near a secondary school, he was righty hailed a hero.He w...

A disciplinary process that really did leave a bad taste in the mouth

19 February 2020
A disciplinary process that really did leave a bad taste in the mouthIt takes courage to report wrongdoing at work and the last thing you would expect is for it to put your job at risk.But that is ...

When a disciplinary process is just not cricket

06 February 2020
Kevin had good intentions when he took part in a charity event with his employer - but it was an act of goodwill that had unexpected and unwelcome consequences.The experienced, fundraising retail a...

Unpicking the detail of the evidence to get a just disciplinary outcome

29 January 2020
An employee can be forgiven for thinking everything is against them when facing disciplinary action and witness statements appear to go against them,GP receptionist Molly faced the threat of dismis...

The trouble when an employer gets a misleading picture of a disciplinary case

23 January 2020
Social media can be great for staying in touch and providing updates but it can also be a source of big trouble for employees. Noreen certainly was not the first, and she will not be the last ...

Complaining about an unfair disciplinary process gets the right result

15 January 2020
It’s often the case that an employee subject to disciplinary action has to raise a formal complaint of their own before justice prevails.An employee facing disciplinary action can overlook the fact...

Disciplinary after Christmas party

08 January 2020
The nasty hangover that can follow the Christmas doIt’s that time of year when most of us are probably counting the cost of Christmas and for those alleged to have misbehaved at the work festive pa...

Trade union representation for non-members

06 January 2020
Our fully qualified and experienced Trade Union representatives are on hand to help you with any concerns you may have with your employer and any issues you may face while in employment. Contact ...

Working to make the message clear when there is no evidence of wrongdoing

30 December 2019
Working to make the message clear when there is no evidence of wrongdoingMost of us will take responsibility for our own actions but to be blamed for wrongdoing by others and left fighting to save ...