Actions and Detail Panel
Employment Law Cafe
Thu 27 April 2017, 12:30 – 14:00 BST
Warnings are core to procedures dealing with misconduct and performance concerns. They are also frequently used in absence management. Despite their familiarity do we always follow correct procedures before issuing these? More fundamentally how often do we ask “what is the point of a warning” and do they actually achieve the right result?
Accordingly at the Café we will discuss an issue which is fundamental to dealing with any concerning behaviour workplace.
Issues covered will include:
- Common flaws in procedures when issuing warnings;
- Can we ever rely on a warning which is now “spent”;
- How an employment tribunal approaches a series of warnings which lead to dismissal; and
- Can we rely on earlier warnings when disciplining staff even if the concerning behaviour was not analogous.
Everyone attending will be in a better position to deal with concerning behaviour in the workplace including reducing the risk of re-occurrence and, where required, taking robust decisions.
Our cafés are aimed at all businesses who employ staff irrespective of size and sector. The events consist of a networking lunch followed by a presentation and discussion on a hot topic facing employers. Attendance is free but numbers are limited and, like all good cafés, we operate a first come first served policy.