Brewdog fires Asian employee who swore after finding EDL in bar

Representatives of the hospitality business Brewdog fired an Asian employee who expressed concern when she found members of the English Defence League (EDL) meeting in the bar she worked in, the...

You’re vinted! Laying down the law on demotion

A senior police officer has made the news headlines after being demoted for selling a pair of police uniform trousers on Vinted. Can you demote an employee as an alternative disciplinary sanction to...

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CBI settles legal action brought by sacked boss

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has settled a wrongful dismissal case from former director general Tony Danker.

British Museum sacks employee accused of artefact theft

Former curator at the British Museum, Peter John Higgs, 56, has been dismissed following the disappearance of jewellery, gems and precious metals spanning more than three millennia of history from the...

Allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace: innocent until proven 'guilty'?

This week Tony Danker stepped down from his role as director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) while an independent investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct takes...

Theft by employees rises as cost of living bites

Hard-up staff are increasingly stealing from their employers to make ends meet, according to new data released by insurer, Zurich.

How easy is it to claw back bonuses from senior executives?

It is easier to refuse payment than to recover sums already paid

The 12 months of 2018: February

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings