The HR Headmistress' blog

Workplace Investigations: Monitoring Email And Internet Usage

4th February 2011

Part and parcel of managing people is getting involved in the disciplinary process. The most common concern relates to poor work performance, where an employee can’t meet the organisation’s reasonable requirements. Misconduct arises...

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Investigations – Taking A Holistic View

21st January 2011

When carrying out an investigation, employers must look at misconduct allegations in wider context. A failure to do so can result in a finding of unfair dismissal. This was considered in the case of Aslam v BBC [2010] Ms Aslam joined the BBC as a...

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I Hate The Data Protection Act!

17th January 2011

Soapbox day today...... In principle, it’s a good idea, but unfortunately, it’s misunderstood, misapplied and is a good cover for jobsworths to be unhelpful. Here are some examples, all true. What’s brought on my bout of...

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Ideal Investigations

7th January 2011

If an employee engages in serious misconduct, the starting point is to carry out an investigation to establish the facts. To ensure impartiality, the investigation should be carried out by someone other than a potential disciplining officer. To...

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Migrant Workers – Removal Of Workers Registration Scheme

4th January 2011

Last night there were news reports that chef Gordon Ramsay was doused in petrol and held at gunpoint as he tried to uncover the dark world of illegal shark fin trading for a new TV show in Costa Rica.

He was advised to leave the country...

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