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HOLIDAYS

Holiday dates refused, taking the time off anyway

An employee recently submitted a holiday request which you rejected for legitimate business reasons. However, she’s now informed you that she will be taking that time off anyway. What should you do now? More...

MISCONDUCT

Driving off with your reputation

A complaint has been received from a member of the public - apparently, whilst she was out jogging, a man driving one of your vehicles sounded the horn at her which she found highly offensive. Should you treat this as misconduct? More...

MISCONDUCT

Fighting after the staff party

Mix a large quantity of alcohol with a clash of personalities during a work party and it can spell trouble. Let’s suppose a fight breaks out between two employees after the event has finished. Does this justify disciplinary action? More...

POOR PERFORMANCE

Q&A - can we issue a verbal warning?

BEHAVIOUR

“Effing and blinding” in the workplace

A criminal court recently ruled that the “F-word” is “now so commonplace it can no longer be considered offensive”. But what happens if some employees are uncomfortable with it in a workplace setting. What should you do then? More...

GROSS MISCONDUCT

Is losing you a customer “gross misconduct”?

Suppose that an employee’s poor level of customer service has cost you a customer. Although it’s the first complaint you’ve received about them, could you dismiss for gross misconduct or might it invite a tribunal claim? More...

DISCIPLINARY MATTERS

Illicit (workplace) encounters with management

Apparently, if the opportunity presented itself, one in five employees would have a personal relationship with their line manager. Although you can’t stop this, it’s still advisable to have a robust policy that sets out your rules. Why? More...

MISCONDUCT

£845 theft costs employer £34,000

Where you discover that an employee has stolen from you, never take the law into your own hands. As one employer recently found out, doing so can be costly; he ended up having to pay out £34,000. So what’s the moral of the story? More...

MISCONDUCT

Dismissal due to misconduct in a previous job

A dismissal usually involves an employee’s misconduct in their current job. But suppose an element of their work history came back to haunt them. Could this ever give you grounds to terminate their employment? More...

UNFAIR DISMISSAL

Embarrassing position for an unfair dismissal

A nurse who found herself in an embarrassing situation made light of it by cracking a joke. She was later dismissed for gross misconduct due to her “lewd comments”. The Court of Appeal has now ruled that her sacking was unfair. Why? More...
Last updated: 07.12.2018

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