Two wrongs don’t make a right!
I know it sounds obvious, and it’s something we all know, but yet still it was a point that had to be decided by a court recently. Guess what, the court stuck with the old saying. Just because someone has wronged you, doesn’t give you the right to do something wrong in return.
Here’s what happened.
A guy was wrongly demoted from his job. He was upset and refused to go back to work until he was returned to his rightful job. Whilst the Tribunal accepted that the demotion was wrong, that wrong didn’t justify the employee refusing to return to work. He should have either taken the matter to Tribunal or worked under protest. What was a very good case on his part, was significantly damaged by his failure to return to work.
So, what’s the right thing to do?
If you’re an employee, and you’re not happy about the way you’re being treated at work, talk to us before you do anything that could damage your position.
If you’re an employer, and you’re not happy with the way a member of staff is behaving at work, talk to us before you do anything that could damage your position.
Kleyman & Co Solicitors. The full-service law firm. We know right from wrong.