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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.
21 Sep 2020
Claimant had been covertly recorded by a colleague 'holding forth on strike breakers and Conservative voters'.
10 Sep 2020
Judge said claimant not warned he could be dismissed for causing employer reputational damage.
10 Sep 2020
A woman with Covid-19 was initially dismissed from her job for failing to follow absence procedures.
25 Aug 2020
CIPD: need for investment in training, support programmes and access to occupational health advice around drug and alcohol misuse is greater than ever.
19 Aug 2020
The claim launched by McDonald’s against its ex-CEO highlights the need for care in agreeing exit packages.
11 Aug 2020
A BP employee in Australia who lost his job after sending colleagues a Hitler meme parodying the company’s wage negotiations...
26 Jun 2020
Staff should raise concerns without fear of repercussions, says Protect.
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...