Tag Archives: negligence

Not unreasonable, not perfect – UK Court of Appeal guidance on disciplinary process

Some generally reassuring guidance for employers from the Court of Appeal this month concerning the level of certainty required to legitimise the starting of formal disciplinary proceedings.   Dr Mian worked at Coventry University when accused of complicity in the provision of falsely favourable references for a former colleague.  A preliminary investigation was carried out by … Continue Reading

The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill – a new low in UK Legislative proposals

Anything designed to reduce the burden of regulation on employers must be a good idea, right?  Well, not necessarily, no, and certainly not the proposed Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill, a legislative proposal defective from conception to execution in almost every way it is possible to imagine.   The Bill is designed, says proud sponsor … Continue Reading

Can a hand grenade blow up a banking career?

Hot on the heels of the hapless Shearman & Sterling trainee and his inappropriate emails (see post 20 February), transatlantic financial news site hereisthecitynews http://hereisthecity.com/ brings word of another promising candidate for the 2012 Employment Law Worldview Career Suicide Awards.  Imagine that you work for an international bank in one of the largest skyscrapers in … Continue Reading

Dismissal for carelessness – the law of unintended consequences

No doubt an enormous amount of reciprocal finger-pointing going on at recruitment group Hays at the moment following its inadvertently sending 800 people at the Royal Bank of Scotland  the pay details of some 3,000 contractors and temps on the Bank’s books. As reported in financial services website hereisthecitynews.com  this week, RBS is said with … Continue Reading