Articles by Kirsty McCubbin:

Can My Employer Take Money From My Wages For Mistakes?

If you’ve made a mistake at work, you might be under pressure to make the situation right. But can an employer take money from wages for mistakes without your consent? In this type of situation, it is vital to stay calm and know your rights. Some employers may feel entitled to recoup their loss. However, […]

Accused of Gross Misconduct at Work – What to Do & Your Rights

Being accused of gross misconduct is a very serious situation to navigate. This tends to involve serious indiscretions which will be considered a fundamental breach of your employment contract. In many cases, being found to have engaged in gross misconduct can lead to immediate dismissal. If you’re facing this type of accusation, it’s vital to […]

Being Accused of Taking Drugs at Work – How to Deal With it

Being accused of taking drugs at work is an anxiety inducing experience, particularly if the allegation is false. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, it’s important to remain calm and take the time to understand your rights. Most workplaces will have disciplinary policies, or a specific drug and alcohol policy. If you’ve been accused […]

Does Drink Driving Show on a DBS & How Long Does the Conviction Stay on Record?

If you need to do a background check for a job application, you might be concerned about whether drink driving offences show on DBS checks. If you’ve had any sort of driving conviction, it’s understandable to be worried about what will show up during pre employment checks. Our guide looks at what will show up […]

Being Accused of Bullying at Work? What to Do & Your Rights

For most of us, school is a distant memory, but bullying is not limited to playgrounds. It can happen in the workplace, and can have profound impacts upon the victims and the culture of the workplace itself. But what if you’re accused of bullying at work? Being accused of being a bully in the workplace […]

I’ve Been Accused of Harassment at Work – What Should I Do?

Being accused of harassment at work is stressful, particularly if the accusation regards sexual harassment. When allegations surface, an employer has a duty of care to all parties involved and they must make sure they conduct a full investigation. If you’ve been accused of workplace harassment, you may be suspended to allow an investigation to […]

Caught Stealing at Work – What Are The Consequences?

Theft in the workplace can have serious consequences for the business and it’s employees. If you’re caught stealing at work it can lead to disciplinary action, dismissal, or criminal proceedings in serious cases. The definition of theft can go beyond physical items, and being caught stealing at work, or even being accused of it can […]

I Have Been Underpaid at Work – What are My Rights?

A significant number of UK workers encounter issues with being underpaid at work each year. If your employer makes deductions from your wages, or makes errors with payroll it is vital to understand your rights. There are strict protections in UK law to prevent unlawful wage deductions, and underpayment of wages in some scenarios. Our […]

Can an Employer Withhold Pay? Unlawful Wage Deductions Law Guide UK

Work and money go hand in hand. The fundamental nature of an employment contract is that your workplace gives you money in exchange for your labour. But can an employer withhold pay and stay on the right side of the law? Regardless of what your contract of employment says about deductions, there are statutory rights […]