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What happens if an employee becomes fit to return at the appeal stage of an ill-health dismissal?

Q: An employee has reached the appeal stage of an ill-health dismissal and now we've been told...

Q: Does an employee have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing?

Q: Does an employee have a right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing? Zoe Lagadec, principal solicitor...

How can we manage a conflict between the ACAS Code and our own disciplinary procedure?

Q: How can we manage a conflict between the ACAS Code and our own disciplinary procedure? A: Jayne Harrison,...

Now you see me – using covert surveillance footage in disciplinary meetings

When can you use covert surveillance footage of your employees in a disciplinary context?  A relatively simple...

An employee has raised a grievance part way through a disciplinary procedure for gross misconduct. Do we have to deal with the grievance first?

Grievances raised by an employee part way through disciplinary processes are a relatively common problem for employers....

Resign or face a disciplinary hearing!

Can employers invite employees to hand in their resignation when facing a disciplinary hearing, and what are...

Disciplinary Hearings: Should HR leave the room when it’s decision time?

Following the case of Ramphal v Department for Transport, I'm not sure how far I can go,...

Can we fairly dismiss an employee for pulling a sickie?

Can we fairly dismiss an employee for pulling a sickie? Employee sickness generally falls into two categories; short...

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