Workplace disputes, grievances and disciplinaries can be a costly and time consuming affair for businesses; especially if the issue was escalated to an employment tribunal.
The breakdown of any relationship can prove to be a bitter and costly affair.
When the split is between an employer and aggrieved employee it can be extremely acrimonious.
An absence management policy should be fit for purpose
It is inevitable that employees are going to be off work sick from time to time and managing such an absence badly can really add insult to injury.
Employers have been allowed to do criminal record checks on job applicants but the right to continue doing so is now under question.
It’s that time of year when temperatures hopefully start to rise, but it does also mean that things can get a little bit heated in work.
If you are unfortunate enough to be off work sick for a period of time worrying about how it will affect your holiday entitlement is probably the least of your worries.
It appears workers are not afraid to help themselves when it comes to stealing from their employer.
Can an employer discipline or dismiss an employee for capability reasons, while they are off sick?
It's a common myth that workers can't be sacked while they are off sick!!
Working relationships encounter problems and rarely last forever and often the key to resolving a problem can be found in an employment contract.
The Industrial Tribunal in Northern Ireland recently considered whether an employer acted fairly in dismissing an employee who posted vulgar sexual comments about a female colleague on their Facebook page. The employer was named.