A nightmare disciplinary process with a happy ending
Hearing that disciplinary allegations are unproven can be the best news an employee hears after a period of great stress and anxiety.
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.
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.
Kyle was said to be brandishing a kitchen knife when he confronted and threatened a workmate after a practical joke at work backfired
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 business.
Escaping unscathed from a ‘car crash’ of a disciplinary process
As a former trade union rep Stan is probably one of the last people who you would have expected to be subjected to an unfair disciplinary process.
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.
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.
To be the first person to face disciplinary action under a new rule is likely to leave any employee feeling victimised.
For an employee facing the wrath of a vindictive boss is possibly one of the most uncomfortable and unnerving positions you can be in