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Archive for October 2015

Question 3 – The five most common HR questions we’re asked.

Question 3 of our 5 part series is: I am conducting a disciplinary but the employee is unable to attend what can I do? Try and avoid seeing the employees’ inability to attend as an admission of guilt in the circumstances.   The employee may have valid reasons for not attending the hearing; examples could include illness, lack of availability of their chosen companion, needing more time to prepare etc. I have known a number of occasions when an employee has taken sick leave for work-related stress; particularly when facing a disciplinary for gross misconduct. It is here that an employee […]

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