All items: Misconduct

  • Misconduct warning letters: what employers should include

    29 July 2016

    Employers often fail to give guidelines to staff on what to include in an oral or written disciplinary warning. Bar Huberman sets out the basic ingredients for a misconduct warning letter.

  • Employers' guide to Euro 2016: six ways to avoid an own goal

    26 May 2016

    The 2016 UEFA football European championships - Euro 2016 - start on 10 June, with 51 matches due to be played in France over the course of a month. With some matches taking place during or close to many employees' normal working hours, employers need to plan ahead to minimise potential disruption.

  • Four steps in dealing with sickness absence

    14 April 2016

    How does HR manage employees whose absence patterns or other evidence suggest they are malingerers? We look at recent legal cases and provide four steps that employers can take to deal with the problem.

  • Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

    24 November 2015

    During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? Ashok Kanani sets out some essentials for employers.

  • Legal opinion: When can sickness absence be treated as a conduct issue?

    8 October 2013

    An employee's absence from work due to illness or injury is usually not their fault. However, there can be situations where the circumstances that caused the illness were within the employee's control, in which case the employer may be entitled to treat any further absence as a conduct issue. Jesse Turner, senior solicitor in the employment, pensions and benefits team at Brodies LLP, explains.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to misconduct.