Disciplinary Action In Hull
Disciplinary Action – ML Expert Solicitors; Are you considering taking disciplinary and dismissal action against an employee at your organisation in Hull? Then it is essential that you follow your company’s formal disciplinary and dismissal procedures to avoid the risk of unwanted future repercussions and the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors could use their expertise in the fields of employment and commercial law to offer advice that is tailored to suit your business requirements as well as assist in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements if required.
On Thursday 11 July 2013 Your Local Guardian published an article written by James Pepper reporting that "Prison officer takes Ministry of Justice the employment tribunal over ‘sickness’ sacking".
The article says that "A former prison officer who was sacked after suffering post-traumatic stress is taking her former employers to employment tribunal".
It explains that "Antoinette Muir 45 from Sutton was due to hear case of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination at a tribunal in Croydon last month that the case was adjourned until later this year. Mrs Muir say she simply wants her job at HMP Downview back which she had between 2004 and 2012 and feels "very let down" by the prison service after exactly into on the grounds of "medical inefficiency"."
Do you have a formal procedure that you can follow when taking disciplinary action against an employee at your organisation in whole? The highly qualified and experienced legal professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could offer advice and assistance with regards to the drafting and implementing of company policies and procedures to ensure they are clear and effective avoiding the potential for the misunderstandings that could lead to employment disputes arising within your workplace following disciplinary action.
The above-mentioned article goes on to say that "After witnessing several suicide attempts within the prison in some instances having to cut ligature from inmates Mrs Muir had to take three months off work but returned for a few hours a week to aid recovery".
It is reported that in a statement given to the tribunal service she said: "I suffer from anxiety and depression which required me to take significant periods of time off work. Although it was initially thought that I was suffering from depression and panic attacks it was later confirmed that I was in fact suffering from post-dramatic stress disorder. I assert that this additional amounts to a disability under the Equality Act 2010."
If an employee or former employee has brought a claim against you following disciplinary or dismissal action that they felt was unfair the highly skilled professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could work in the best interests of your organisation in Hull to help resolve the dispute quickly and cost effectively or to provide outstanding legal representation at an employment tribunal hearing should this be unavoidable or even preferred; so call our helpful advisers today to discuss our services in greater depth on: 0113 200 9720.
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