Disciplinary and Grievance Week round-up

By October 20, 2017Disciplinary, News, Questions

Good afternoon! It’s Friday, it’s nearly the weekend, so it’s time to look back at what we’ve been sharing during Disciplinary and Grievance Week here at Deminos.


Questions of the Day

This week’s QotD were fielded by the tag team of Chris Heselwood and Chris Bechervaise. Click the links below to hear the answers to these common disciplinary/grievance questions:

Can you instantly dismiss an employee due to gross misconduct?

What can an employer do if an employee posts a derogatory comment about them on social media?

Can an employee deal with a grievance informally?

What should you do if an employee retracts a grievance?

For how long can an employee be suspended from work?


Meet the Team

This week’s featured team member is Chris Bechervaise, our HR advisor covering the South East. He’s a man of many talents – from recruitment and selection, conducting appraisals and drawing up employment contracts – to presenting his own awarding-winning radio show. Read more about Chris here.


What’s in the news?

The big stories this week involved unions threatening to mobilise regarding Vauxhall and the NHS, and supermarket chain Sainsbury’s planning to lay off 2,000 jobs.

Vauxhall: Union calls for support to protect jobs

Unions threaten legal action over NHS blanket IR35 rules

Sainsbury’s to cut 2,000 jobs across UK

One in four people ‘trapped in low paid jobs’



Finally, just a reminder about our user-friendly, accredited online courses. They can help you create a disciplinary process for your workplace, with the first module of all courses available for free.


That’s it for this week, but remember we can be followed/liked on social media for more articles, news and HR advice.





Have a great weekend,

The Deminos Team

Author David Ralph

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