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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...

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 ...

Handling an employee grievance

04 November 2019
Dealing with a formal employee complaint effectively is crucial as it can make-or-break a working relationship.A grievance should be addressed fairly and without unreasonable delay with the aim bei...

The important business of employment law

28 October 2019
Failing to comply with any law runs a risk and it is the same with employment law and business.The legislation is designed to protect the rights of the employee and covers almost all aspects of the...

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...

The trade union right to represent

09 September 2019
In times of desperate need knowing where to turn for help is vital and for employees that assistance can be in the shape of a trade union or its representative.There are number of situations that o...

Getting to know your trade union representative

26 August 2019
Getting to know your trade union representativeWhat you think about a trade union representative may be influenced by the differing views presented of them.On the one hand they are seen as serving ...

How to get trade union representation

07 May 2019
A trade union representative can be a bit like a breakdown policy for your car…you think you can cope without one until you find yourself in unexpected trouble.Saving on monthly membership payments...

Denied the right to a fair disciplinary hearing

17 April 2019
Going out for a meal with colleagues with some alcohol added to the mix can be a recipe for disaster and so it proved for Ronald.The festive celebrations fell flat for the delivery driver when he w...

When taking a break from work proves far too stressful

27 February 2019
By the very nature of his job Randolph was a stickler for detail and for ensuring figures were correct.As an accountant numbers were his speciality, so to be accused of dishonesty for a miscalculat...

Establishing the truth of a disciplinary matter once the smoke has cleared

16 January 2019
To be accused of putting the life of a vulnerable person in your care at risk is possibly as serious as it can get for an employee in the care industry.When a service user at a unit for young adult...

Fixing the problem when the disciplinary process is unfair

09 January 2019
It can be difficult for any employee to defend themselves against any allegation – and the situation is made worse if the allegation is taken at face value.Following a customer complaint Pamela, wh...

The helping hand of the trade union rep

17 December 2018
When things go wrong at work knowing where to turn for help can make all the difference.Whether it is management or colleagues acting unreasonably, the help of a trade union representative (rep) in...

Left fearing the worse after admitting disciplinary allegations

14 November 2018
There are times when employees are facing disciplinary action having admitted serious wrongdoing and the outcome looks bleak.Our representatives are experts in presenting the mitigating factors tha...

Cleaning up the mess created by a rubbish disciplinary outcome

07 November 2018
It may sound like the start of a fairy-tale, but once upon our time our representatives were truly shocked by blatantly unfair disciplinary decisions being made by employers.In real life however th...

When is a grievance formal?

22 October 2018
From time to time an employee will have good cause to complain.It may be a justified grumble about a colleague, a moan about working conditions or a serious complaint about inappropriate behaviour....

Failing to spot an employee’s innocence in the disciplinary evidence

28 August 2018
Physical abuse of the vulnerable is a heinous act and it is one of the worst allegations that can be made against anyone in the caring profession.Bridget, an experienced carer, was wrongly accused ...

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 during ...

The role of the trade union rep

28 May 2018
When working relationships breakdown, are under threat or become strained the role of a trade union representative can be invaluable.Opinions and views on the role, aims and usefulness of a trade u...

What is my right to be accompanied?

16 April 2018
For an employee having to worry about being accompanied to a meeting at work usually means trouble.It can also spell trouble for an employer should it deny the worker that right in certain situatio...
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