Workplace drug testing has increased significantly in the UK, according to four leading screening companies, as reported by the BBC today. Apparently, the screening companies have seen rises in the number of annual tests carried out of between 40% and 470% over four years. One of the companies, LGC Group, has said there has been […]
With Tesco suspending four of its senior executives this week after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250m, it has thrown into the spotlight the rights of employers to suspend employees and whether there is a serious enough reason to do so.
Employers may well be reviewing their disciplinary procedures today, after the reports that Sharon Shoesmith, previous head of Children’s Services at Haringey Council, has agreed a “six figure settlement” following her dismissal from the Council almost five years ago. Shoesmith was, of course, very publicly sacked in early December 2008, just days after then education […]