Tags: Fire

Tribunal supports decision to fire care officer

An employment tribunal has ruled that a Senior Officer at a Dundee care home was correctly found guilty of gross misconduct and upholds the decision to dismiss her. Janice McMeekin, a Senior Care Officer at Magdalen House, a home for adults with learning disabilities, was initially suspended on full pay in February 2011 after it…

Solicitors predict employment law reforms will lead to ‘hire and fire’ culture

More than three quarters (78%) of employment lawyers polled in a recent survey believe the proposed employment law reforms announced last month by Business Secretary Vince Cable will lead to a ‘hire and fire’ culture within small businesses. The poll, which was conducted by find-a-solicitor service Contact Law, also revealed that two-thirds (67%) of employment…

Teresa Budworth:Consultants – Make a wise choice, not a poor one

Whenever an organisation seeks to use a consultant or an adviser they really must choose carefully. And if ever there was a case to highlight this, it’s one I came across just a few weeks ago… In July, a hotelier from Mansfield was sent to jail for eight months after pleading guilty to 15 fire…

Only 20% of staff are aware of fire safety processes at their firm

Research undertaken by Personal injury lawyers show the level of awareness employees have regarding the health and safety processes that currently exist in their place of work. Almost 1,561 employees were surveyed on a number of issues related to health and safety processes at their workplace. On querying about their knowledge of printed health and…