Fairness of reason for dismissal

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  • Podcast: Warnings and misconduct dismissals

    Date:
    5 February 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's podcast, we discuss disciplinary warnings that lead to dismissal for misconduct and the decision in Cogman v Stannah Stairlifts Ltd.

  • Podcast: Statutory ban dismissals

    Date:
    29 January 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we discuss potentially fair statutory ban dismissals and provide guidance on the procedure that employers should go through.

  • Series of incidents of verbal abuse of colleagues culminates in fair dismissal

    Date:
    29 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Podcast: Tackling employee poor timekeeping

    Date:
    22 January 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we discuss poor timekeeping by employees and provide practical guidance on what steps an employer can take.

  • Employee fairly dismissed after taking bribe contrary to Bribery Act 2010

    Date:
    15 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The dismissal of an immigration officer for taking a bribe was held to be fair by the employment tribunal. The employer was entitled to conclude that the honesty and integrity of the employee, who performed an important public function, was in doubt because she did not immediately report the bribe.

  • Unfair dismissal: employee fairly dismissed for persistent lateness

    Date:
    4 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    This tribunal decision concerns a long-serving employee who was dismissed for persistent lateness following an accumulation of warnings.

  • Unfair dismissal: Dismissal for Facebook comments was fair

    Date:
    2 January 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In The British Waterways Board (t/a Scottish Canals) v Smith EAT/0004/15, the EAT allowed an appeal against a tribunal's finding that the dismissal of an employee for posting offensive Facebook comments about colleagues and about drinking while on standby was unfair. The tribunal had substituted its own view of the seriousness of the conduct for that of the employer.

  • Unfair dismissal: zero compensation for zookeeper over Christmas party fight

    Date:
    17 November 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In a reminder for employers of the dangers of Christmas parties, the employment tribunal in this case held that two zookeepers who got into a fight at London Zoo's Christmas party should have received the same disciplinary sanction.

  • Unfair dismissal: key differences justified different sanctions for misconduct at work event

    Date:
    4 November 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found a dismissal was fair even though another employee involved in the misconduct at a work event received a more lenient sanction. Key differences justified the disparity of treatment.

  • Podcast: "Some other substantial reason" dismissals

    Date:
    16 October 2015
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss "some other substantial reason" dismissals with special guest, Max Winthrop.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to the fairness of the reason for dismissal.