Dismissal, Behaviour, Investigations

Bullying; Harassment; Sexual harassment; Workplace investigations; Unfair dismissal

Serious misconduct: a salutary reminder

We still see many clients whose disciplinary policies dealing with misconduct require sequential warnings before an employee’s employment can be terminated for misconduct, unless the conduct amounts to ‘serious misconduct’. The prescriptive nature of these policies reduces an employer’s discretion to determine a sanction which is appropriate to each individual case. The result? Employers scrambling…

Sacked for Flicking a Ball of Dough

Chapman sheds light on a case where a baker received a verbal warning regarding food and hygiene safety four months into his employment, and a month later was spotted flicking a small ball of dough at another baker. Read all about the consequences of this incident here…