Wednesday, 30 March 2016

A company has the right to take action against a misbehaving employee

A company runs on the wheels of discipline, rules and regulations. Everyone in a company, whether, it is the employer or an employee, has to follow a certain code of conduct. While normally, most of the employees are well behaved, some have a propensity for using aggressive behavior against others. The main aspect of having employment law is to ensure that every employee is working in a safe environment, state CurryPopeck,solicitors in Harrow. If you are an employee or an employer, you have to obey the employment law within your area. If an employee fails to act appropriately and behaves in an undesirable manner then the employer has the right to take action against that employee as per the UK’s employment laws, as happened in this case in which a company sacked an employee involved in a fracas:

The case involved two employees who attended a corporate social event and were told that they would need to maintain good behaviour throughout the event. However, they began drinking and started showing inappropriate behaviour. The two got involved in a fight, which soon took an ugly turn, resulting in one of them punching the other in the face.

The employee who was punched in the face, later sent text messages to his attacker, threatening to take revenge. However, he did not carry out the threat.

The company held disciplinary proceedings against both employees. The attacker was sacked but the one who merely threatened was given a final written warning.

The Employment Tribunal held that the dismissal of the attacker was unfair stating that there had been inconsistency in the way the two men were treated.

That decision was later overturned by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which held that the law recognised that there may be a range of reasonable ways in which an employer may react to circumstances that give rise to dismissal of an employee.

According to Curry Popeck solicitors in Harrow, the employer’s treatment of the case fell within the band of reasonable responses as the actual punch in the face was different to a mere threat that was never carried out.

Employment law is a rapidly changing area requiring expert knowledge and advice. The team of expert Employment Solicitors at Curry Popeck specialises in all aspects of employment law and strives to help employers, business organisations and employees in all matters pertaining to employment law. 

For bespoke advice on any employment law issue please, contact CurryPopeck, one of the most experienced Harrow law firms in Middlesex. Their professional solicitors have more than 250 years’ experience of delivering clear legal and commercial advice to clients in different areas of law includingCorporate Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Property Law and Sports and Entertainment Law, which has made Curry Popeck one of the most reputed and experienced 

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