Issues like absenteeism, poor performance, inappropriate conduct, disciplinaries and complaints take up huge amounts of time and when they are not managed according to best practice, it can result in an employee taking a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
AdvanceHR will guide you through each of these issues and help you to identify the warning signs to ensure these situations are nipped in the bud.
When a claim is being assessed, the Adjudication Officer at the WRC will look for the policy and procedure relevant to the case and for the evidence that the employer followed these procedures.
Often it is not the decision the employer made that determines the outcome of the case but how they arrived at that decision and whether they followed the principles of natural justice.
Engaging with AdvanceHR will ensure that you know the steps to follow, how to apply best practice guidelines and minimise the risk to your business if an employee makes a claim.
In a case with clear evidence that an employee removed merchandise from their employer’s warehouse without permission, the WRC found in favour of the employee and awarded them compensation to be paid by their employer because the employer dismissed the employee without going through the correct procedure.
Unfair Dismissal Claim
The employee brought a claim of unfair dismissal to the WRC who acknowledged that what the employee did was considered an act of gross misconduct, however, their actions alone were not enough to justify their dismissal without following procedures, which in this case should have included a disciplinary and appeals procedure.
Reduce Your Risk
This is how easy it is for employers to find themselves paying compensation that in some cases could close the doors of their business. By having a HR Partner you can trust to guide you through these sensitive and challenging issues you can be confident that your options will be explained and explored and your risk of a claim will be significantly reduced.
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