Tags: Sacking

Susan Thomas and Will Nash: Can you sack someone in 140 characters?

Everyone – employee and employer alike – knows what misconduct is. It’s stuff your employer doesn’t want you to do. But gross misconduct is an important, altogether trickier, concept. How do you know when misconduct is so serious, it justifies immediate dismissal without notice? What if your policies don’t describe what amounts to gross misconduct?…

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…

Olympics: ministers ‘discussed sacking’ striking UK Border Agency staff

Ministers have discussed introducing Ronald Reagan-style employment laws which would allow them to sack UK Border Agency staff who plan to strike the day before the start of the Olympics, the culture, media and sport secretary said on Sunday. Jeremy Hunt said that the option had not been ruled out as thousands of staff at…