Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Disciplinary Procedures & Dismissals

Best practice for employers

Unfair dismissal for drinking in a social club whilst on sick leave

The crux of the matter was that the employee was dismissed for gross misconduct because the Employer became aware that he was visiting his local social club whilst off sick. The Employment Tribunal held that the decision to dismiss him was unfair for the reasons set out below.

Disciplinary Procedures & Dismissals

Can we require an employee to take holiday whilst suspended from work?

Employers often use suspension as part of a process of undertaking an investigation into misconduct, complaints or allegations against an employee. If the complaints are considered sufficiently serious, it may be necessary to stop the employee from working whilst the matter is investigated.

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WhatsApp in the workplace – What’s an employer to do?

Communicating via WhatsApp messages in the workplace is becoming a popular way for colleagues to communicate with each other, this can however lead to problems in the workplace and put employers at risk of legal claims…

Furlough and the Coronavirus

How do I work out redundancy pay?

When it comes to working out redundancy pay it is not always straightforward and some employers struggle to get it right. What you need to include in your calculation will depend on the way in which the employee works and is paid for that work .