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Employment Associate Daniel Stander recently provided commentary on employee misconduct and company investigations in a Personnel Today article.

The article outlines a recent case where an employee was dismissed form a surfacing company after being spotted at a social club during a three-week period of absence due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The employment tribunal ultimately found that the company’s investigation of the allegations against the employee were flawed.

Mr. Stander weighed in on the case, noting “Even if employers hold a genuine belief that the employee is guilty of misconduct, that belief must be based on reasonable grounds, and they will still be expected to carry out as much investigation into the matter as is reasonable, seeking to establish all the facts before arriving at the decision to dismiss.”

To read the article in full, click here.


Daniel Stander