Updated to include information on Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, concerning the employer's refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing to allow the employee to be accompanied.
Updated to include information on Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman, where the EAT considered whether or not the covert recording of a confidential meeting was a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence.
Practical guidance on dealing with an employee who goes ahead with a holiday when annual leave has not been authorised, including investigating the unauthorised absence and disciplinary sanctions.
Practical guidance on dealing with an employee who returns late from holiday, including investigating the unauthorised absence and taking disciplinary action.
Practical guidance on dealing with the situation when an employee fails to attend a meeting under a disciplinary process, including the Acas code of practice; non-attendance due to sickness absence; unavailability of the companion; and rearranging the meeting.
Practical guidance on deciding on an appropriate disciplinary penalty, including verbal and written warnings; dismissal; mitigating factors; and appeals.
Practical guidance on ensuring acceptable behaviour at office parties and other work-related social events, such as the Christmas party, including vicarious liability and reasonable steps to prevent harassment by colleagues and third parties.
Practical guidance on resolving potential disciplinary issues informally.
Practical guidance on dealing with suspension pending the result of a disciplinary investigation, including the Acas code of practice; and payment during suspension.
Practical guidance on dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, including the reasonable steps defence.
Practical step-by-step advice on how to manage workplace situations relating to discipline and grievances: discipline.
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