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The right to Appeal against dismissal

27 July 2018
It is or should be a worry for any business when employing an individual who may not have the right to work in the UK, especially when you understand what is at stake. There has been increased meas...

Employment Law Update

20 July 2018
Interim ReliefDoes 'likely' (in the context of the threshold for interim relief under s129(1) ERA 1996) simply mean 'more likely than not'?No, held the EAT in Wollenberg v Global Gaming Ventur...

Manager pays the price for losing his cool and sacking sales executive

11 July 2018
Being on the receiving end of your boss losing his temper is never nice. Now imagine, that at the same time, he throws items at you, insults and swears at you and then dismisses you on the spo...

Avoiding dismissal when it seems inevitable

27 June 2018
There are some disciplinary offences that if admitted can almost guarantee an employee will be dismissed - and theft of company stock is definitely one of them.If you add to that, that the employee...

Dealing with the most serious disciplinary allegation and fighting to save your job

23 May 2018
Dealing with the most serious disciplinary allegation and fighting to save your jobFacing disciplinary action linked to a death is as serious as it can get for an employee.When Kelly, an experience...

The unexpected outcome in a disciplinary case where the figures did not add up

07 March 2018
When Joel was accused of performing badly at work he expected to be sacked.Joel was working in advertising sales and allegedly failing to hit targets. When he first met our representative he apolog...

Disciplinary for Facebook message

21 February 2018
The writing really could be on the wall for inappropriate social media postsIt’s understandable that from time to time employees will want to vent their frustrations about work, but doing so via so...

Arrested but cleared and being disciplined

14 February 2018
Having to deal with far worse than a nasty hangover after a night out.An employee accused of a serious crime, arrested, questioned and cleared could be forgiven for thinking that is the end of the ...

no evidence to support disciplinary allegation

31 January 2018
When no evidence really should mean no case to answerFor 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 n...

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...

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 ...

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...

what is a settlement agreement

11 December 2017
Agreeing the way forward when the employment relationship no longer worksAll working relationships do not smoothly and when they do break down it can be with damaging consequences.Trying to resolve...

Height Requirement for Police is Indirectly Discriminatory against Women

24 November 2017
Is the Greek government's regulation imposing the same minimum height requirement to join the police of 170 cm for both men and women unjustifiable indirect discrimination?Yes, is the long and shor...

Agreeing the way forward when the employment relationship no longer works

24 November 2017
All working relationships do not smoothly and when they do break down it can be with damaging consequences.Trying to resolve such matters amicably can be difficult especially with emotions on all s...

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...

Left with the birthday blues and facing the sack

31 July 2017
There is a popular saying that life begins at 40…but for office worker Julie it marked the start of a work-related nightmare.An online message from Julie’s son wishing her happy birthday led to her...

Facing the sack when you have done nothing wrong

17 July 2017
So when Sharon, a GP’s receptionist in Derbyshire, faced an allegation of breaching patient confidentiality, given her role, she believed it was as bad as things could get.She knew the allegations ...

Facing the sack after raising a legitimate complaint

12 June 2017
For an employee found to be responsible for a dereliction of duty the disciplinary outcome can appear inevitable.Such allegations if considered proven will usually result in dismissal.However, our ...

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...
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