WorkLife: Discipline and performance management

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

Suspension: not such a neutral act?

Suspension: not such a neutral act?

The recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth highlights the need for employers to think carefully before suspending an employee who is the subject of disciplinary allegations, and not just do so automatically.  This is the case even where the allegations against the employee are extremely serious.

Last call for workplace drinking: can boozy lunches be banned?

Last call for workplace drinking: can boozy lunches be banned?

Lloyds of London have banned their staff from drinking during the working day.  According to press reports, some Lloyd's staff have viewed the policy as over-controlling, whilst others have noted that in today's modern workplace daytime drinking should be a thing of the past.  So what issues should employers consider when introducing such a policy?

Expired but fired

Expired but fired

Can employers have regard to warnings that have expired to justify dismissal? A recent EAT decision suggests that in certain circumstances they can, although the judgement gives precious little guidance to employers about what those circumstances might be.

Should Pep have more of a Hart?

Should Pep have more of a Hart?

Following press coverage of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola's alleged treatment of Sebastian Schweinsteiger and Joe Hart respectively, David Hunt analyses what legal rights they may have, if any.

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