Tags: Firing

Anelka’s own goal: what to do if employees damage your business

Footballer Nicolas Anelka’s recent alleged anti-Semitic gesture has had significant consequences for his club who have lost one sponsor and face the prospect of losing more. What can you do if an employee’s actions cause damage to your business? Background facts After scoring a goal against West Ham United recently, West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas…

Comment on the Sharon Shoesmith settlement

Eyebrows have certainly been raised by reports that a £600,000 settlement sum is to be paid to Sharon Shoesmith who was the head of Haringey Children’s Services at the time of the death of Baby P. However, the large pay-out is not compensation for an ordinary unfair dismissal claim brought in the Employment Tribunal (where…

British ‘hero’ who tackled shark sacked for being on sick leave at time

A brave UK holidaymaker hit the headlines back in January when he grappled a two-metre shark swimming towards children on an Australian beach has been sacked over his actions because he was on sick leave at the time. Paul Marshallsea, from Merthyr Ryfdil, was hailed a hero in the newspapers after he pulled a shark…

672 DWP employees fired for too many sick days

More than 600 staff were dismissed from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) last year for their poor work attendance according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act. Official statistics obtained by video conferencing firm, LifeSize, reveal that 672 people were sacked for “unsatisfactory attendance” and 54 were disciplined for “unauthorised absence”.…