The HR Headmistress' blog

Dismissal In Absentia

22nd March 2011

Yesterday I chaired a disciplinary meeting and dismissed an employee in her absence. This was the third attempt to hold the meeting. It had twice been rescheduled to accommodate the employee and this time she simply failed to show.

I considered...

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Back To Work With A Bang!

21st March 2011

UK employers seem to suffer a very high incidence of “chronic Monday-itis”. Short absences for relatively minor matters form the vast majority of ill health absence, so it’s important to deal with this type of absence...

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Managing Migrant Workers

16th February 2011

A couple of weeks ago, a client had a visit from the UK Borders Agency. Fortunately they had done their checks when recruiting employees and the visit passed off without incident.

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 came into force...

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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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