We discuss a number of recent cases that concern NHS employers but that could also apply more widely.
In MBNA Ltd v Jones EAT/0120/15, the EAT held that the employee was fairly dismissed despite the fact that a colleague involved in the same incident received a final written warning.
In Ramphal v Department for Transport  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.
This first-instance tribunal decision shows that a series of incidents in which an employee is warned for verbally abusing colleagues can combine to lead to a fair dismissal, even if taken individually the incidents do not justify dismissal.
In Biggin Hill Airport Ltd v Derwich EAT/0043/15, the EAT remitted an unfair dismissal case for consideration of whether or not an internal appeal had cured all or any of the defects earlier in the disciplinary proceedings.
In Adeshina v St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  IRLR 704 EAT, the EAT held that flaws in disciplinary proceedings leading to a dismissal were remedied by the appeal process, and that the dismissal was fair.
On this week's XpertHR weekly, we consider disciplinary issues around conduct and attendance arising from work-related social events.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we consider recent developments to the statutory right to be accompanied at a formal disciplinary or grievance hearing following the important decision in Toal and another v GB Oils Ltd.
An employer's veto on a trade union representative accompanying its employees to disciplinary or grievance hearings led to breaches of the right to be accompanied, an employment tribunal has found.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a dismissal will be unfair if the decision to dismiss an employee is improperly influenced by the HR department. The EAT explained the role of HR in disciplinary proceedings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to discipline.