How to survive a criminal charge, conviction or caution at work

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You can be disciplined and ultimately lose your job for criminal offences occurring at work and outside work. This guide takes you through your rights and the options available to you in such a situation.

Criminal charge, conviction, caution or police investigation

If you have received a criminal charge, conviction, been cautioned or are the subject of a police investigation at work, then this is the guide for you. ACAS says that just because you are charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, received a caution or are the subject of a police investigation, is not enough in itself for disciplinary action to be taken against you. Your Employer needs to consider the impact of the charge or conviction on your ability to do the job, and whether the charge or conviction impacts on your work relationships and/or customers.

If the outcome of your Employers investigation shows that some disciplinary action is necessary, your employer does not have to await the outcome of prosecution before starting the disciplinary procedure. The police should not be asked to conduct any investigation on behalf of your employer, neither should they be present at any meeting or disciplinary meeting.

This e-book provides you with essential information and guidance on;

  • Your right to silence
  • How to deal with a charge or conviction
  • How to deal with custody or remand
  • Frustration of contract

And much more.

 

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