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Employers' disciplinary rules set standards and make it clear what conduct is and is not acceptable in the workplace. A disciplinary procedure permits employers to deal fairly and consistently with employees who breach the rules and commit misconduct.
The “Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures” provides employers with the principles for handling workplace disciplinaries. Employment tribunals will take the code into account when considering relevant cases, with the possibility of a 25% adjustment in any compensation awarded.
14 Aug 2019
A bus driver has been suspended after reportedly refusing to drive a bus decorated with the rainbow-coloured LGBT pride flag....
14 Aug 2019
Former first minister Alex Salmond has received more than £500,000 in legal costs from the Scottish government following a botched...
13 Aug 2019
A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...
5 Aug 2019
There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...
16 Jul 2019
New measures to stamp out the discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in some areas of the armed forces have been...
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.
17 Jun 2019
Mexican-style street food chain Wahaca has altered its policy on making serving staff pay part of the bills of customers who leave without paying.
5 Jun 2019
Many employers will have staff who have been fasting over the last month, as they observe Ramadan.
The most popular...
16 May 2019
Although 35% of UK businesses have no system in place for whistleblowing, a comparison with other economically similar nations in Europe shows that the UK is ahead of the curve.
14 May 2019
A nurse in Kent dismissed for “preaching” to patients has lost a second appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that...
10 May 2019
In the aftermath of Danny Baker's sacking from the BBC this week Kirsty Cooke investigates how employers should handle their employees’ use of social media.
2 May 2019
The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...
30 Apr 2019
Nearly 2,700 prison staff in England and Wales were disciplined between 2013 and 2018 according to data released under the...
2 Apr 2019
If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...