Misconduct

New and updated

  • Date:
    12 December 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

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

  • Christmas arrangements

    Date:
    7 December 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We round up our resources that will help employers ensure that the Christmas period goes smoothly and manage issues relating to staff behaviour at the office party, lateness or non-attendance at work, refusal to work overtime, competing holiday requests and payment of bonuses.

  • Podcast: How to avoid a workplace nightmare this Christmas

    Date:
    25 November 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We recap on the traditional guidance for employers on misconduct at the work Christmas party. We also examine issues employers might face this Christmas around attendance and absence.

  • Christmas and New Year working arrangements 2016/2017

    Date:
    7 November 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's latest research on Christmas and New Year working arrangements finds that employers will spend an average of £27,000 on celebrations during the 2016/2017 holiday period.

  • Podcast: Disciplinary investigations and hearings, and dismissals

    Date:
    7 October 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's feature-length podcast, we are joined by special guests Nicky Stibbs and Max Winthrop to discuss some common areas of concern around the termination of employment.

  • 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.

  • 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.