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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.
29 Jan 2020
A Timpson employee who threatened to “shoot” a colleague was unfairly dismissed because of the way the company handled the...
19 Dec 2019
A supermarket employee has been jailed after being found guilty of stealing thousands of pounds in a scam involving customer refunds.
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...
11 Nov 2019
Two men sacked after sharing offensive material on WhatsApp lose their £300,000 claim against their former employer for wrongful dismissal.
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
4 Nov 2019
Steve Easterbrook contravened company values with consensual romantic relationship with colleague.
30 Oct 2019
As Halloween approaches, it’s time for HR professionals to reflect on the often nightmarish legal situations they face. Clare Gilroy-Scott,...
29 Oct 2019
A group of MPs is to scrutinise the police conduct and disciplinary system and investigate whether wider reforms are needed...
4 Oct 2019
Some BBC staff have called on management to formally apologise to presenter Naga Munchetty.
1 Oct 2019
There will be an extra working day in 2020 for many employees, so does the leap year mean extra pay?...
1 Oct 2019
Lord Hall, director general of the BBC, has reversed the decision made by the broadcaster’s executive complaints unit to partially...
30 Sep 2019
Mike Shearwood says he was not given the opportunity to defend the claims.
3 Sep 2019
How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...