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Discipline and grievances
The “Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures” provides employers with the principles for handling workplace disciplinaries and grievances. Employment tribunals will take the code into account when considering relevant cases, with the possibility of a 25% adjustment in any compensation awarded.
29 Jan 2020
A Timpson employee who threatened to “shoot” a colleague was unfairly dismissed because of the way the company handled the...
20 Jan 2020
Sexual misconduct complaints and cases rise sharply as #MeToo wields influence.
17 Jan 2020
An NHS trust requested fingerprints in an attempt to identify a whistleblower...
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
6 Dec 2019
Lloyd’s of London has urged its own staff and those of its members to behave correctly at this year’s Christmas...
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
29 Oct 2019
A group of MPs is to scrutinise the police conduct and disciplinary system and investigate whether wider reforms are needed...
11 Oct 2019
A partner at a law firm who was found dead at the foot of cliffs in south Wales had been suspended for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct
24 Sep 2019
The BBC has settled an unequal pay claim for more than £130,000 after a former employee complained that 15 male...
12 Sep 2019
A financial product manager for the French bank BNP Paribas has won her case for direct sex discrimination, victimisation and...
31 Jul 2019
All HR professionals are familiar with the stress and anxiety associated with a grievance or disciplinary process. Ashleigh Webber examines...
26 Jul 2019
An apparent sharp rise in the number of sexual harassment complaints involving solicitors has drawn attention to law firms' misuse of gagging orders.
12 Jul 2019
The House of Commons is in need of an HR department to help stamp out the bullying and harassment that many MPs’ staff experience.
8 Jul 2019
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has clarified when it is acceptable for an employee to make a covert recording of a...
2 Jul 2019
Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...