Employers rejoice – the eternal battlefield of employment law has made a small but significant shift in favour of the employer.
And it’s in the area of disciplinaries.
Some employees are extremely canny when it comes to the disciplinary procedure.
They’ll push and push and push until it seems they can push no more, and they’ll receive a final written warning for their trouble.
Then they’ll commit a completely unrelated offence; one that has no relationship to the original offence.
Can you dismiss them for the unrelated offence?
Well, you couldn’t. But now you can.