WHO SLEPT AT WORK WINS £10,000
A yard-worker who was sacked after being photographed sleeping on the
job has been awarded almost £10,000 for unfair dismissal.
Steven Lord, was fired from his job at Parker Building Supplies when
bosses were shown a mobile phone picture of him taking a snooze in the
staff canteen when he should have been working.
But an employment tribunal in Brighton ruled the Uckfield-based firm
failed to follow correct procedures and ordered it to pay Mr. Lord
Tribunal chairman Keith Bryant said the company had failed to comply
with dismissal and disciplinary employment laws.
He said: "It did not set out in writing the allegation against Mr. Lord
and it did not offer him right to appeal, which is his legal right."
HOW HR2all CAN HELP
The correct process must be followed in all disciplinary matters.
Failure to comply with the statutory dispute procedure may result in a
claim against the employer for breach of contract or discriminatory
treatment. Where an employee has been dismissed the dismissal will
automatically be considered to be unfair, even if the tribunal agrees
that the employee was guilty of misconduct.
HR2all provides a
step by step guide on how to take disciplinary action, and enables you
to quickly and simply produce the necessary letters informing employees
of the process and their rights at each stage. For additional peace of
mind, individual cases can be discussed with our helpline.