Question

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: I take full responsibility for being late to work by 3 hours, it was my own fault but I am worried I may be fired over it. I have a disciplinary hearing tommorrow about it. I have never been late before or had any warnings etc and have been with the company for 3.5 years. Please advise

 

A: If you were to be fired on this issue alone, the sanction would be completely disproportionate to the misconduct or breach of policy. 

As a consequence, the employer could most likely be successfully prosecuted under the Unfair Dismissals Act.