One of my employees has asked to be accompanied by her lawyer at a disciplinary hearing. It's a serious matter and I may need to report her to a regulatory body if the allegations against her are proven. Do I need to agree to her request?
In these c More...09 September 2010 10:52
One of my employees recently posted a comment on his Facebook page to the effect that our company is on the brink of insolvency, which is incorrect, and could damage our reputation. What can we do?
Sadly, as a result of the growing popularity of onl More...02 September 2010 12:04
One of my employees was allegedly seen committing a criminal act outside work by a colleague, and the police are involved. Can I take disciplinary action and, if so, must I wait until the police investigation is finished?
The fact that an employee h More...13 August 2010 09:09
An employee at my restaurant business has raised a grievance after I started a disciplinary process to deal with a charge of gross misconduct. Do I have to hear out the grievance before I can fairly dismiss her?
The first thing to consider is what More...14 June 2010 14:36
Pressure is mounting on the coalition government to investigate Network Rail's management in the wake of sex discrimination allegations against its HR director, and a perceived "secretive management cabal".
At its annual conference this week, the Tr More...28 May 2010 13:17
World Cup fever has taken over the nation as teams prepare for the big kick off in South Africa. But what should employers being doing to prepare for the World Cup tournament, and what are the key HR and workplace issues they need More...28 May 2010 09:50
A teacher who used a school computer to post racist comments on an online forum risks being struck off the teaching register.
A General Teaching Council (GTC) disciplinary panel heard yesterday how Adam Walker, a prominent British National Pa More...25 May 2010 08:36
Two social workers involved in the Baby P case are to be charged with misconduct, the General Social Care Council (GSCC) has said.
Maria Ward and Gillian Christou, both of whom were sacked by Haringey Council, will face a disciplinary hearing More...18 May 2010 09:04
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38
New Financial Services Authority (FSA) proposals could see banks' trading desks banned for up to a year.
In a bid to crack down on the improprieties which prompted last year's financial collapse, the FSA has put together tough new guidelines for the More...27 April 2010 09:19
A midwife at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital has been suspended after colleagues raised concerns about her clinical practice.
An internal investigation by NHS Grampian upheld staff concerns and Grampian Police has been called in.
The force has begu More...27 April 2010 08:50
A Christian primary school worker who sued Devon County Council for religious discrimination has reached an out-of-court settlement. Jennie Cain, from Crediton, a former part-time receptionist at the school, will receive an "undisclosed payment" from More...15 April 2010 09:18
Q A member of staff at my design agency wants to leave because of the conduct of another employee, but says she will sue me for unfair constructive dismissal. Would she have a case?
A Constructive dismissal is a type of unfair dismissal c More...12 April 2010 16:54
A senior NHS manager who lied on his CV has been given a 12-month suspended prison sentence and told to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work.
Hasan Tahsin, former head of estates and capital projects at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, More...22 March 2010 16:18
British Airways (BA) cabin crew who have called in sick since the weekend will be deemed to be supporting the strikes if they are still off when the walkouts start, the airline has warned.
This would allow the firm to take disciplinary action agains More...18 March 2010 09:07
A former GP practice manager has been sentenced to 150 hours' community service after failing to disclose her previous convictions to a new employer.
In February 2008, Brenda Ward was sentenced to 20 months in prison for stealing £38,000 from the More...05 March 2010 16:30
Q A member of my department keeps leaving work early to pick up her son who has been getting into trouble at school. She is now beginning to miss important meetings and appointments. Although I want to be sympathetic, I am considering demoting her to More...09 February 2010 11:16
Metropolitan police commander Ali Dizaei has been jailed for four years after been convicted of falsely arresting a man. Dizaei was also found to have made up his account of being assaulted and threatened by Waad al-Baghdadi. A jury at Southwark c More...09 February 2010 08:50
Back office cuts and pay freezes will leave employers more exposed to fraudsters as the UK moves out of recession, experts warned today. A report from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) says that pay freezes and red More...01 February 2010 09:08
Judge Michael Gledhill referred to the "torrid atmosphere" among young officers at Belgravia Police Station during the three-day trial at Southwark Crown Court of a community support officer accused of sexual assault.
PCSO John Parker allegedl More...26 January 2010 09:02