This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers unfair dismissal.
A store manager for this large retailer took the wrong approach to a shift worker who insisted that she was not able to work on Christmas Eve, in a cautionary tale for employers that have strict rules requiring employees to work during the Christmas period.
This employment tribunal found that a police force fairly dismissed a police community support officer (PCSO) over the unexplained disappearance of £15, despite the circumstantial nature of the evidence against her.
In this case, a small employer had to deal with a familiar problem for employers: what to do if employees' behaviour becomes unprofessional because they have fallen out with each other.
An employment tribunal has found that a Christian housing officer who told a terminally ill service user that she should "put her faith in God" and sought publicity when disciplinary action was taken was fairly dismissed and not discriminated against because of his religion.
The employer in this case took an extremely heavy-handed and, at times, frankly bizarre, approach to allegations that an employee "fraudulently" took one day's sick leave after he claimed that he had been stabbed in the finger by a syringe when sorting post.
In this cautionary tale for managers, the manner in which a supervisor gave instructions to an employee who was subsequently dismissed for failing to follow them resulted in the dismissal being unfair.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers disciplinary procedings.
In this case, a diligent investigation resulted in the fair dismissal of a teacher for adding content to her pupils' GCSE work to improve their grades.
In this case, two directors were held to be guilty of "gross incompetence" in the way in which they ran a joint venture with Jamie Oliver Enterprises Ltd, but succeeded in claiming unfair dismissal because of procedural flaws in the disciplinary process.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissals for a reason relating to conduct.