Tweeting offensive and non-work related remarks
Is this a gross misconduct dismissal? Yes says the EAT in its latest judgement as reported by CIPD. The reason being that, in this latest case, these tweets were sufficiently public to justify dismissal for gross misconduct, as the claimant concerned knew they could be viewed by his employer’s store managers and potentially by members […]Read more »
Can an employee be dismissed on long-term sick leave?
Yes it is possible to dismiss an employee while they are on long-term sick leave but in order to avoid claims such as unfair dismissal and disability discrimination employers need to follow a fair and proper procedure. Consultation with the employee This involves keeping in touch, usually by phone, on a regular basis. The employer […]Read more »
Investigate before taking action
If an employee comes to work and you suspect he or she is under the influence of drugs then this could be a conduct issue if it is illegal drugs, but if the drugs are related to a medical condition then it could also be a capability issue. It could be argued for example that […]Read more »
Shared Parental Leave
If you are a business with mostly male workers then you will face family leave issues for the very first time. From 1st December 2014, the new shared parental leave regulations came into force. The regulations apply to employees who are due to become parents on or after 5th April 2015 and this also includes […]Read more »