How to deal with difficult employees #3

You have spoken to this difficult employee countless times and you’ve established that there are no underlying personal problems. Now it is time for the next step. It is important to understand when a disciplinary route can help. There are behaviours and there are personalities. As an employer you can expect employees to change their […]

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Careless words can lead to constructive dismissals

Most employers reading this saga of a disruptive employee would sympathise with the employer. But it is a clear reminder that following procedures is both challenging and necessary. The employee in question was considered by one line manager to “be disruptive and …upset colleagues on occasions” and, by another manager, “a bit aggressive and abrupt”. […]

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Poor disciplinary record and dismissal

Some employers will be familiar with the employee who goes through all stages of the disciplinary procedure; only to keep their record clean until the last warning has expired before then re-offending. What can you do? Employment Tribunals can look at a wider picture when assessing the fairness of a dismissal – that is was […]

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