Unfair dismissal costs almost £1.5m to tax payer

If you remember, in September last year, we covered the story of the dismissal of the Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Mrs Marks. The Employment Tribunal concluded that Mrs Marks had been the subject of unfair dismissal and was subjected to a campaign of “sexual discrimination, harassment and […]

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Is there really such a thing as ‘fairness’ in the workplace

Questioning what is reasonable behaviour in the workplace can work both ways. From the employers to the employee’s perspective, one of the worst case scenarios most businesses have to face is how to deal with gross misconduct.  This covers a multitude of sins when either party doesn’t play by the rules: dismissal of health and [...]

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When Work Time becomes Play

As an employer, we realise that happy staff equals a happy workplace.  Treating staff to certain benefits can also be seen as a prerequisite to better performance overall – if staff feel satisfied in their job, feel part of the company and are rewarded for their efforts, it goes without saying that they are more [...]

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