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A dream ending to a disciplinary mess

05 August 2020
Whatever the reason employees will often know when their time with an employer is coming to an end as the signs can be very clear beforehand.For shop manager Gina it’s no exaggeration to say it rea...

Discrimination in job adverts

03 August 2020
Searching for the ideal job candidate is a job in itself and in doing so employers have to be extra careful not to fall foul of the law.In all aspects of life when we know what we want, the hard pa...

Recruitment challenges and the innovation helping to get the job done.

21 July 2020
There is a saying that we are defined by the choices we make and for those working in recruitment it is highly appropriate.Choosing the right candidate for a job can be a thankless task at the best...

Learning the hard way that failing to be on your best behaviour at all times can lead to disciplinary trouble.

09 July 2020
Valuable lessons can be learned during away training days including ones about the serious repercussions that can follow any alleged bad behaviourExperienced car part sales advisor Greg faced the t...

Is there really anything to fear with performance management?

07 July 2020
The mere mention of a performance management meeting can fill any employee with dread.Rightly or wrongly it has long been associated with failure, underperformance and a certain pathway to dismissa...

Don’t let a grievance have a negative impact on the bottom line

22 June 2020
Resolving an employee grievance amicably and quickly is always best and it can save valuable time and money.Unresolved or protracted workplace conflict can have serious consequences for any busines...

Justice prevails after police intervention leads to workplace problem

18 June 2020
Being arrested for a criminal offence and admitting wrongdoing can have serious repercussions for an employee.Jonah did not tell his employer that he had  been arrested for leaving his child h...

Dealing with a breach of the employment contract

15 June 2020
Working relationships encounter problems and rarely last forever and often the key to resolving a problem can be found in an employment contract.An employment contract is a legally binding document...

A second bite at the disciplinary cherry can leave a nasty taste

10 June 2020
Being cleared of a disciplinary allegation is a huge relief…so facing the threat of dismissal many months later for exactly the same allegation can be an enormous shock.It is fair to say that Emma,...

Coronavirus and absence management

08 June 2020
The deadly impact of coronavirus has undoubtedly changed the way we live and it will inevitably impact on absence management in the future.The current government advice is that anyone who has teste...

How does being off sick work?

01 June 2020
It’s probably a safe bet to say that most of us will not achieve something Jim Owen did during his working life, but the chances are that you’ve never heard of him.The dedicated council surveyor wa...

The disciplinary problems created by innocent comments taken the wrong way

27 May 2020
For any manager wrongly accused of harassment it can be a nightmare experience fighting to clear their name. Leisure centre boss Jonathan was devastated when he was suspended from work for mak...

Calculating redundancy pay

26 May 2020
Fear of the financial impact of redundancy is usually a main concern with the news of any potential job losses.The coronavirus pandemic has led to a wave of redundancies and left tens of thousands ...

Employer at fault for poor performance during a disciplinary process

20 May 2020
When you lose trust and confidence in any type of relationship regaining it is usually extremely difficult if not impossible.It is certainly not uncommon for an employer to attempt to use a loss of...

Extra care needed when dealing with disciplinary allegations

06 May 2020
For anyone working in a care home putting vulnerable residents at serious risk of harm is perhaps one of the worst allegations they can possibly face.Helen was horrified when such an allegation was...

What is classed as disability at work

04 May 2020
Don’t pay the high cost of failing to support an employee with a disabilityNews of a bank worker being awarded £4.7m for disability discrimination should serve as a timely reminder, if ever one was...

How the wrong information can cause serious disciplinary problems

29 April 2020
Every employee should know the importance of protecting sensitive company data and be fully aware of the risks of failing to do so.Confidential business information generally refers to in...

What you can expect at a fair grievance hearing

02 March 2020
We live in an age when people are not afraid to complain, but do you really know what to expect if you lodge a formal complaint at work? You can raise a formal grievance at work at any time fo...

How to avoid that sickly feeling by managing absence in the right way

17 February 2020
We all know that there are laws that govern the employer and employee working relationship, so you could be forgiven for asking: what legislation actually covers absence management?There are no spe...

Disciplinary after Christmas party

08 January 2020
The nasty hangover that can follow the Christmas doIt’s that time of year when most of us are probably counting the cost of Christmas and for those alleged to have misbehaved at the work festive pa...
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