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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.
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...
19 Aug 2019
As debate on politics and society heats up on Twitter and other platforms, HR needs to heed advice on how to handle social media posts that might cause reputational damage
14 Aug 2019
A bus driver has been suspended after reportedly refusing to drive a bus decorated with the rainbow-coloured LGBT pride flag....
14 Aug 2019
Former first minister Alex Salmond has received more than £500,000 in legal costs from the Scottish government following a botched...
13 Aug 2019
A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...
5 Aug 2019
There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...
16 Jul 2019
New measures to stamp out the discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in some areas of the armed forces have been...
12 Jul 2019
The House of Commons is in need of an HR department to help stamp out the bullying and harassment that many MPs’ staff experience.