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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...

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...

Three little pigs play with fire: The internet is watching; employees and employers take note!

07 July 2015
Footballers misbehaving is nothing new but what the latest case highlights is a growing trend which employers are being forced to deal with.Three players from Premier League side Leicester City who...

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...