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The claimant was dismissed by reason of gross misconduct and in particular.
What role should HR play in a disciplinary investigation?
Our policy does not permit a solicitor to attend a disciplinary hearing. Only a colleague or trade union representative may attend. Is this lawful?
It has come to our attention that an employee has made derogatory comments about their manager on social media. The individual’s Facebook page is set to private; however, a colleague who is a friend on Facebook viewed the comment and informed management and would like to be kept anonymous. How can HR approach this situation?
If employees go to a bar after an official workplace social event and have an argument, should the altercation be considered a workplace issue and are the company liable for any injuries caused?
If an employee raises a grievance during a disciplinary process should we run the matters concurrently or must we suspend the disciplinary procedure to investigate the grievance?
If an employee refuses to sign the minutes of a meeting, what precautionary measures can an employer take?
An employee has issued an appeal outside our time limits in the disciplinary procedure. May we reject his appeal on the ground that it is too late or might this be held against us if he pursues a legal claim?
We have caught two employees slacking at work. Can we run the disciplinary hearings together as one and must we give them the same penalties, assuming both are found guilty?
We sent a letter to an employee inviting her to a disciplinary hearing. We received a sick note by return, citing ‘stress’. What can we lawfully do to get the hearing underway? We suspect she is trying to avoid the situation – there’s no history of stress on her record.
One of our employees committed an offence at work two days after a previous warning expired for a similar misdemeanour. Is it lawful to take the old warnings into account? It’s only two days after the expiry of the warning but the hearing might not be able to be held for a couple of weeks, so it will really be 14-16 days after expiry before we can make any decision.