Disciplining employees in their absence: employers beware
There may be occasions when employers have to take disciplinary action against employees in their absence, but this carries legal risks.
The recent dismissal of Gus Poyet from his post as manager of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club live on BBC TV is a timely reminder for employers to beware when disciplining and dismissing an employee in his or her absence.
Communication by email, text message, social media and instant messaging devices is now common and it is unsurprising that these methods are infiltrating the workplace…
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The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
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