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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.
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...
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...