Tags: Misconduct

Emilie Bennetts: Misconduct outside work – a fair dismissal?

Gross misconduct in the workplace or during working time is a well-known reason for dismissal. Due to better technology such as smartphones, meaning that employees’ work and private lives are increasingly blurred, and to the rise in popularity of social media, it is no longer the case that employees’ work and personal lives are completely…

Luis Suarez bites another opponent – an employment law view

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings* against Luis Suarez after he was accused of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. The striker clashed with Italian defender Chiellini in the 79th minute of the Group D match. Television replays showed Suarez moving his head towards Chiellini, and apparently sinking his teeth into the defender’s shoulder. Chiellini responded by…

Changing banking for good: It’s all about the culture

Proposals published  by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards to change banking for good, such as deferring bonus payments for as long as 10 years and jailing senior bankers for reckless misconduct, are welcome and necessary, but insufficient in themselves to change banking culture. This is the view of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and…

Misuse of social media leads to 11 dismissals in four years

A report obtained through the Freedom of Information Act shows that 11 civil servants at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been sacked for misusing Facebook or Twitter. The figures revealed that the 11 officials are among 116 DWP employees to have faced disciplinary action for misusing social media sites since January 2009.…