Employment & HR - Disciplinary, dismissal and grievance matters

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SICKNESS ABSENCE - 08.04.2024

Managing dismissals for long-term sickness absence

If an employee’s long-term sickness absence starts to become protracted to the point where you’re contemplating their dismissal, how should you go about dealing with that?
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SUSPENSION - 08.04.2024

Suspension following gross misconduct allegations

The employee at Red Bull who accused its Formula 1 team principal, Christian Horner, of inappropriate behaviour has now been suspended for alleged dishonesty. Is it lawful to suspend an employee where there are gross misconduct allegations?
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TRIBUNALS - 08.04.2024

Increase to injury to feelings awards

Injury to feelings awards. In a successful discrimination (or harassment) claim, the employment tribunal has the power to make an additional award of compensation for injury to the claimant’s feelings. Where it does so, that award will fall into one of three “Vento bands” . Those bands have now been uprated to take account of inflation. ...
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TERMINATION PAY - 03.04.2024

Compensating a departing director or employee

A dispute in the boardroom has resulted in one of the directors resigning from the firm. A financial settlement has been agreed to prevent the departure becoming acrimonious. Can the company apply the £30,000 exemption to the payment?
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DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS - 02.04.2024

Using demotion as a disciplinary sanction

A police officer has made the news headlines after being demoted for selling some police uniform trousers on Vinted. Can you demote as a disciplinary sanction?
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DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS - 19.03.2024

Can you give a final written warning for a first offence?

Where you’re disciplining an employee for a first misconduct offence or managing their poor performance, it can be tempting to shorten the disciplinary or capability procedure by bypassing the first written warning stage. Is this lawful?
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Employment & HR - Disciplinary, dismissal and grievance matters

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DISMISSAL - 28.02.2024

Is it easy to dismiss short-service employees?

Employees with less than two years’ continuous service can’t generally claim unfair dismissal, so it can be relatively easy to dismiss them. But what risks do you need to be aware of before you decide to implement such a dismissal?
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DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS - 19.03.2024

Can you give a final written warning for a first offence?

Where you’re disciplining an employee for a first misconduct offence or managing their poor performance, it can be tempting to shorten the disciplinary or capability procedure by bypassing the first written warning stage. Is this lawful?
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DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS - 28.02.2024

Using demotion as a disciplinary sanction

A police officer has made the news headlines after being demoted for selling some police uniform trousers on Vinted. Can you demote as a disciplinary sanction?
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