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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ask the Expert – Social media and disciplinary action

Question: “One of our employees has made derogatory comments about the organisation on social media. Are we able to take disciplinary action in response to this and, if so, what sort of sanction is appropriate?” Answer: Disciplinary action will most likely be an option here. Indeed, disciplinary warnings and dismissals […]

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Health & Safety – Company fined following fall through roof

McKeown Groundworks Limited, based in Stranraer, plead guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2015 following an accident on one of their jobs. The case was heard by Sheriff Kenneth Robb in Stranraer Sheriff Court who handed the company a £12,000 fine. The accident happened on […]

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Tribunal Tale – Whistleblowing

Employer’s belief that whistleblower’s disclosure was not protected was irrelevant Employment law has given protection to ‘whistleblowers’ since 1999. Essentially, a worker or employee reporting the wrongdoing of the organisation that they work for is protected from being treated badly or dismissed as a result. For the protection to take […]

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