Personal email dismissal fair

Employees sending chain e-mails outside work should beware. A recent Tribunal decision means their employment may be jeopardised as a result. In a non-binding decision, an Employment Tribunal has held that an employer was right to dismiss their employee for… Read on

What is gross misconduct?

Gross misconduct is conduct by an employee that is so serious that it goes to the root of the employment contract and effectively destroys it. Gross misconduct covers actions like theft, assault on another employee, fraud, bullying or harassment. Where… Read on

What is harassment?

Harassment is defined as unwanted conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating someone else’s dignity; or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that person. The conduct must be related to a relevant ‘protected characteristic’… Read on