In this week's podcast, we discuss poor timekeeping by employees and provide practical guidance on what steps an employer can take.
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.
This tribunal decision concerns a long-serving employee who was dismissed for persistent lateness following an accumulation of warnings.
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.
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.
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.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Court of Appeal considered the familiar question of when an employment tribunal can find an employer's misconduct dismissal to be unfair, and in what circumstances that finding can be successfully challenged on appeal.
David Rintoul, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of an employee who was caught making a public appearance as a medium while on sick leave.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss misconduct dismissals and the process that employers should follow.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissals for a reason relating to conduct.