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Happy ending after workplace heartbreak

16 October 2018
If we fallout with those closest to us, the break-up can sometimes be bitter and acrimonious. After Joe, a customer service advisor, ended his relationship with his girlfriend after eight year...

When failure to make a good early impression threatens your job security.

03 October 2018
There was good reason for Reece to fear the worse when he was asked to attend a probation review meeting. His employer was claiming his probation period had been extended twice previously an...

When a poor performance eventually gets the right result.

04 September 2018
We’ve probably all made bad decisions…unless you’re in denial or of exemplary character in which case you may at least have been on the receiving end of one. At work such decisions by a manage...

Disciplined for reaction to bullying

22 August 2018
When reacting to a bad taste joke by bullies leads to a fight to save your job Kyle was said to be brandishing a kitchen knife when he confronted and threatened a workmate after a practical j...

When challenging unfair treatment pays off in an unexpected way

31 July 2018
After Ali refused to change his working hours the response from his bosses indicated that his time was up with his employer. Ali was part of a Tupe transfer when the large manufacturing company...

Facing repercussions when a manager has got it in for you

25 July 2018
For an employee facing the wrath of a vindictive boss is possibly one of the most uncomfortable and unnerving positions you can be in There is a reasonable expectation that an employee will ...

Subjected to discrimination and being disciplined

03 July 2018
For an employee accepting that they are no longer physically able to do a job they love can be heartbreaking. When a serious illness or a medical condition impacts on the ability of an employee ...

When childish bad behaviour can lead to much more than just a telling off

20 June 2018
It’s unfortunate, but a sad reality that work colleagues will not always get on. When behaviour which would be embarrassing if it was witnessed in a school playground makes its way into the ...

How grievance procedure works

15 June 2018
How the Grievance procedure works   It’s inevitable in the workplace that at some time or another an employee will have genuine cause for complaint. The odd grumble about being in a bad...

What is a Representatives Role?

12 June 2018
Over the years our representatives have often had to salvage the best they can from some hopeless situations. And when Kenny was dismissed for throwing a glass of water in his manager’s face du...

What is Employment law

11 June 2018
What is employment law and how is it enforceable?Employment law is ever changing and keeping up to date with it is vital as a failure to do so can prove extremely costly.It governs the working rela...

Exposing the flaws in the disciplinary evidence to get the right outcome

24 April 2018
Our representatives have seen it all when it comes to disciplinary cases and what seems to be a recurring theme is employers disciplining staff based on flawed evidence. Such cases cause an ...

Being targeted and facing disciplinary action for all the wrong reasons

27 March 2018
For an employee facing repeated disciplinary action the obvious conclusion is they are either not very good at their job or someone has really got it in for them. Cleaning supervisor George ...

How to complain when serious problems arise in the workplace

02 January 2018
Life in the workplace does not always run smoothly and as an employee there may come a time when you have cause for serious complaint. If this is the case you can raise a formal grievance (1...

Facing disciplinary action because of a new policy

04 December 2017
To be the first person to face disciplinary action under a new rule is likely to leave any employee feeling victimised. Any change to a workplace culture will usually take some getting used ...

How to handle a workplace grievance

24 July 2017
In the ideal world all working relationships would be problem free.The workplace would be a completely harmonious environment, workers would get on with each other and there would never be any caus...

The trouble with "banter"; when it is considered offensive

22 May 2017
What is classed as banter and what is offensive in the workplace is often debatable as salesman Kevin found out.He was working for a mobile phone retailer in a Derbyshire high street shop when he w...

Facing Disciplinary Action after Making a Formal Complaint

03 April 2017
When Ben complained to his manager that he had been beaten up by a senior member of staff the response really did add insult to injury.Ben suffered a cut lip and broken wrist trying to stop his fal...

When an employee is wrongly suspected of serious wrongdoing

22 March 2017
For an innocent employee being wrongly accused of any type of allegation can be a distressing nightmare. Imagine then Fiona’s horror when she was falsely accused by her bosses of being a racist. Th...

Office Romance: The perils of Valentine’s Day in the workplace

14 February 2017
It’s that time of year when love is in the air but it can lead to heartbreak in the workplace.Valentine’s Day often presents the perfect opportunity to declare your love or affection for that speci...