“Employees have a general duty to cooperate in good faith with internal investigations conducted by their employer. Refusal to do so can lead to disciplinary action, including dismissal,” writes DLA Piper in this published article. Read about what steps to take after an employee refuses to cooperate.
“Employers need to ensure that managers are appropriately trained in managing underperforming employees and can identify when an employee needs to be placed on a performance improvement plan,” writes Belinda Winter. Read her responses to the questions received from attendees at the HR Law Masterclass event.
“Employers can minimise their risk of harm to reputation and brand and risk of vicarious liability for an employee’s out of hours behaviour, by having a suitable workplace code of conduct and social media policy…,” writes Noella Silby of MDC Legal.