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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.
25 Mar 2019
An employee facing disciplinary action may be legitimately suspended from work, but there are circumstances where any such suspension may...
17 Jan 2019
The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.
11 Jan 2019
As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...
7 Dec 2018
The manager of a club in Cardiff won an employment tribunal ruling for unfair dismissal after senior staff failed to...
5 Dec 2018
During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...
23 Nov 2018
An IT manager at an NHS trust has been awarded £1m in compensation by an employment tribunal after he was...
2 Nov 2018
How should employers deal with annual leave entitlement for employees on long-term sick leave? This issue is dealt with in...
2 Oct 2018
Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?
4 Sep 2018
While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...
4 Sep 2018
XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing...
26 Jul 2018
MPs on the House of Commons environmental audit committee have urged Public Health England to advise employers to allow flexible...
25 Jul 2018
In light of the malicious payroll data breach at Morrisons carried out by a disgruntled employee in 2014, and more...
6 Jul 2018
As emergency timetable revisions and signalling problems continue to cause chaos for rail commuters, Nicholas Le Riche and Zoe MacQueen...
26 Jun 2018
The boss of iconic shoemaker Clarks has resigned after the British company said his behaviour had fallen short of the...