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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.
27 May 2020
Employers are turning their attention to a host of novel HR issues coming over the horizon.
26 May 2020
Could wearable devices that alert workers when they are not adhering to social distancing guidelines help employers bring staff back...
22 May 2020
A police officer has been banned from every police force in the UK after he admitted to stealing breakfasts from...
19 May 2020
A London Underground worker sacked for sexual harassment has been awarded £14,500 for his employer’s failure to conduct a timely...
13 May 2020
Leeds Teaching hospital case casts fresh light on organisations vulnerability to discriminatory decisions.
6 May 2020
Employers need to consider whether it is fair or reasonable to conduct a disciplinary or grievance procedure while staff are...
1 Apr 2020
Morrisons has successfully argued in the Supreme Court that it cannot be held vicariously liable for a data breach in...
4 Feb 2020
The confidential nature of HR processes in the NHS “stood in the way of patient safety”, according to the independent...
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...