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Reaching a good deal after negotiation about a sales role

18 December 2019
A good sense of right and wrong can tell you when you’re being treated unfairly at work - and being threatened with disciplinary action after refusing to take a pay cut is an obvious example.Sales ...

Cleaning up a messy disciplinary process

11 December 2019
Any employee unfairly facing disciplinary action is likely to be devastated and when that individual is committed and passionate about their work the situation can be heart-breaking.Shop worker Gle...

Unfair disciplinary action against me

04 December 2019
The hard work needed to correct a poor disciplinary performance by a manager For an employee facing disciplinary action and the threat of dismissal it can sometimes be a huge relief to get a formal...

What an employer needs to know about the HR policies required by law

03 December 2019
What an employer needs to know about the HR policies required by law Policies are important in any walk of life and for an employer they play a key role in outlining its approach to a range ...

Help with a disciplinary appeal

27 November 2019
Fixing the disciplinary process when the wheels come off.Stanley had worked at the same garage for over 30 years when his dream of retiring when he wanted came under serious threat.The diabetic mec...

Being treated differently for disciplinary

20 November 2019
The problem with the inconsistent handling of disciplinary mattersWhen an employer takes a different approach to the same matter it can find both itself and an innocent employee in trouble.Workmate...

How does disciplinary action work?

11 November 2019
By now we all know what is required to conduct a fair disciplinary process, but ensuring it actually is fair is not always straightforward. An employer’s disciplinary procedure should be doc...

A word of warning when making what you think is a throwaway comment

30 October 2019
Dispatch manager Kevin was relieved when he was cleared of any wrongdoing for comparing a colleague to a girl.He was facing dismissal after he confronted a workmate over an incorrect order, which h...

The sickening feeling caused by an unfair disciplinary process

23 October 2019
When Eve was dismissed after a serious accident at work it really did add insult to injury.The cash and carry worker slipped on a spillage and injured her back. She was off work long-term and later...

Calling time on unfair work pressure

16 October 2019
We can all suffer from work-related stress from time-to-time and how Fatima reacted to it left her facing the threat of dismissal.The senior care home worker was alleged to have snapped at her boss...

When helping a friend in need leads to disciplinary trouble

11 September 2019
Work colleagues can be good friends and this does mean that we will sometimes do what we can to help if one has a serious problem.Sylvia did not need asking twice when a desperate female co-worker,...

A delayed celebration for a disciplinary win

28 August 2019
A delayed celebration for a disciplinary winFor any employee cleared of any wrongdoing after facing serious disciplinary allegations the relief is enormous. Joel had a disciplinary hearing for frau...

The ugly side of the disciplinary process with a good looking ending

14 August 2019
The ugly side of the disciplinary process with a good looking ending We all know by now that saying the wrong thing inside or outside of work can land us in big trouble. When cosmetic cli...

A disciplinary warning that felt like a low blow

07 August 2019
A disciplinary warning that felt like a low blowWhen CCTV evidence of Seb knocking a colleague to the floor was played at his disciplinary hearing he felt sickened.The footage showed the sales cons...

Being disciplined unfairly

05 August 2019
A lack of care in the disciplinary process that could have had dire consequencesFor Fiona going through the disciplinary process was a nightmare experience and the relief when it is over was enormo...

When disciplinary action really does leave a nasty taste in your mouth

24 July 2019
When disciplinary action really does leave a nasty taste in your mouth. There can be few things worse for an employee than being dismissed after innocently getting caught up in what can be consider...

When all that is captured on camera is not what it seems

17 July 2019
The use of CCTV to detect wrongdoing is widespread and it is being used more and more in disciplinary cases as well. There is a saying that the camera never lies. When an employer’s interpreta...

How disciplinary action works

15 July 2019
It’s inevitable that we will all make mistakes and given the opportunity to correct the situation most of us are likely to take it.For anyone who has ever faced disciplinary action at work it can b...

A box full of trouble with the disciplinary process

03 July 2019
A box full of trouble with the disciplinary processNo employee wants to feel like they have suffered an injustice and it’s not just an individual who has been unfairly dismissed who will feel that ...

The trouble created when the customer gets it wrong

26 June 2019
The trouble created when the customer gets it wrongFor a retail assistant there is probably nothing more infuriating than the age old saying ‘the customer is always right.’It is said the phrase was...