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Can an employer dismiss an employee for a one-off act of poor performance?
If an employee has a really bad attitude, is this a conduct or capability issue?
How should an employer deal with a situation in which an employee's performance or attendance is affected by elder care responsibilities?
What options does an employer have where an employee who has resigned begins to underperform during his or her notice period?
Where an employee's claim of harassment turns out to be unfounded, can he or she be disciplined for raising a grievance?
Can documentation relating to disciplinary warnings be retained after the warnings have expired?
If a firm suspends an approved person pending disciplinary action does it need to notify the Financial Services Authority?
How should employers treat the problem of employees not coming in to work on the day following a work-related social event?
What should an employer do if an employee is detained in police custody due to alleged football hooliganism, and is unable to attend work?
How should employers deal with employees who spend work time following sporting events on the internet?
How should employers deal with employees who turn up for work drunk or hung-over after watching a World Cup match or other major sporting event?
How should employers deal with employees who are late for work due to having stayed up to watch a World Cup match the night before?
How should an employer deal with an employee who fails to provide a fit note?
Can an employer use its absence management procedure in relation to an employee who has been absent due to a disability if this could result in disciplinary action?
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