Employee Behaviour - What Standards of Behaviour can be Inferred into an Employment Contract?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 2 June 2023
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Contracts of Employment; Probation

Christine:  Great. So, Seamus, now looking at employee behaviour, we talked a while ago . . . This was our best attended ever webinar. We were talking about this lovely gentleman in Scotland who's employed by the Royal Mail. Somebody's Ring door camera captured all this on footage. He was stepping over an old lady in the snow who was asking for his help. He told her he was too knackered and he'd have to go on. He just didn't help the lady in question. And Royal Mail took an unsurprisingly dim view of this and he was dismissed.

So, I suppose the debate is how much of being a nice person can we imply into a contract of employment while allowing people to be individuals? What are your

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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