A disciplinary process is never an open-and-shut case
It can be overwhelming for an employee to have any disciplinary allegation levelled against them.
When teaching assistant Jess crashed her car the actions of her employer really did add insult to injury.
She suffered cuts, bruises and a back injury following the late-night collision on her way home from a night out.
The mere mention of performance management is enough to fill some employees with dread.
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.
There is a well-known saying that there is no smoke without fire but it’s a dangerous approach to take in disciplinary matters.
Playing practical jokes on 1 April is a tradition that is centuries old - but it can cause modern day problems in the workplace. Despite having no official recognition April Fools’ Day is about making other people look stupid with pranks.
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 nightmare.
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
For an employer working its way through the disciplinary process can be like having to navigate a minefield.
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.