All about gross misconduct

All about gross misconduct

Most business owners and managers have some understanding of disciplinary procedures and principles, and understand gross misconduct offences to be those which are serious enough to warrant dismissal without needing previous warnings to be active. But there are some...
Tips for a successful disciplinary hearing

Tips for a successful disciplinary hearing

Disciplinary hearings are stressful and challenging for all involved, and in a smaller business even more so. Relationships in small businesses are often closer and more personal than in larger organisations, which is great when everything is going well, but can make...
Are you finding excuses to dismiss someone?

Are you finding excuses to dismiss someone?

Many business owners would admit privately that they have one or two employees they would love to get rid of given the opportunity. A recent tribunal case in which the judge felt the decision to dismiss was unreasonably harsh and specifically observed that the...