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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.
8 Feb 2021
Employment tribunal finds that an employer did not take into account an employee’s medical reasons for taking cannabis before dismissing him.
27 Jan 2021
Thirty-one police officers face fines and two will be investigated for misconduct after they broke lockdown rules to have haircuts...
20 Jan 2021
A man who worked for a curry supplier has won a race discrimination claim after being told he did not...
18 Jan 2021
Figures show few officers investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct are dismissed after gross misconduct claims.
8 Jan 2021
Three police officers at Hampshire Constabulary’s serious organised crime unit were sacked for gross misconduct after being secretly bugged following whistleblower concerns.
8 Jan 2021
An employment judge found that the real reason behind the dismissal was the postman's union activities and poor relationship with his line manager.
30 Nov 2020
Tribunal finds that Joel Gold, although dismissed on potentially fair grounds of gross misconduct, did not receive a fair hearing from the Home Office.
27 Nov 2020
With soaring rates of calls to domestic abuse helplines throughout the Covid pandemic and coverage of the Johnny Depp vs...
9 Nov 2020
Discrimination cases are having to wait 14 months before receiving a court hearing, research by a prominent employment law firm reveals.
7 Oct 2020
HR has become the custodians of good corporate behaviour as new laws and scandals have put the onus on businesses to change.
6 Oct 2020
A former charity CEO has won more than £26,000 in compensation after being constructively dismissed from her role.
6 Oct 2020
Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared.
5 Oct 2020
Worker in France who didn't know he had Covid-19 despite taking a test was dismissed for serious misconduct.
21 Sep 2020
Claimant had been covertly recorded by a colleague 'holding forth on strike breakers and Conservative voters'.