Employment Relations

Constructive dismissal? If only it were that simple

In my twenty years or so dealing with employment issues there has been one issue above all others that causes confusion. I’m talking of Constructive dismissal, that unusual employment concept where a resignation can be considered as a dismissal on account of the employer’s conduct. But if only it were that simple… Take the case of… Continue reading Constructive dismissal? If only it were that simple

Employment Relations, Social Media

A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new.… Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job

Employment Relations

Can I be sacked because of all the sick leave I am taking?

Last year, a somewhat worried friend asked me if she could be sacked because of all the sick leave she had been taking. The short answer to such a question is yes, possibly, but it depends very much on the circumstances and the approach taken by the employer. The friend - I'll call her Alice… Continue reading Can I be sacked because of all the sick leave I am taking?