Misconduct

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  • Take part in our Christmas and New Year working arrangements survey

    Date:
    12 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR would like to invite you to take part in its annual survey of Christmas and New Year working arrangements, and what plans are in place, if any, for staff celebrations.

  • Law Commission consults on offence of misconduct in public office

    Date:
    7 September 2016
    Type:
    News

    Misconduct in public office, the criminal offence which has been used to prosecute journalists for paying public officials for information, is the subject of a new Law Commission consultation.

  • Consultation on reforming the law on misconduct in public office

    Date:
    7 September 2016
    Type:
    Consultations

    The Law Commission consults on reforming the offence of misconduct in public office.

  • Podcast: Holidays - unauthorised absence, cover and contact

    Date:
    19 August 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss various issues that can arise when employees take holiday.

  • Date:
    29 July 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Euro 2016

    Date:
    13 June 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    The 2016 UEFA European championships kicked off on 10 June, with matches scheduled to take place over the next month.

  • Date:
    26 May 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Date:
    14 April 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Unfair dismissal: The role of HR in disciplinary proceedings

    Date:
    2 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ramphal v Department for Transport [2015] IRLR 985 EAT, the EAT held that a disciplinary process was potentially unfair on the basis that the manager who conducted it was improperly influenced in his conclusions by representatives of HR who had not been directly involved in or present at the disciplinary hearing.

  • Date:
    24 November 2015
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.