Jamie Carragher has found himself on the front page of the newspapers this week after committing a ‘huge mistake in a moment of madness’ when he reacted badly to a Manchester United fan goading him after the Old Trafford showdown with his old club Liverpool.
Carragher works as a Sky TV Pundit, is a widely recognised global figure and is well respected as a TV pundit. He has spent a long time since his retirement building up his career and is a regular pundit for Sky.
This isolated incident has been shared across the world and leaves Sky TV with no option but to suspend him whilst they take advice on the way forward with Carragher, if any.
A tsunami of comments have been shared online with opinion divided, however what is certain is that this is a timely reminder of why employers need to be absolutely clear about acceptable behaviour and the standards expected from their workforce. Employees need to have absolute clarity in the potential consequences of behaviours that are not in line with company policy.
Sky must ensure that Carragher is dealt with fairly and compliantly whilst sending a clear message to its entire workforce and strategic partners that a certain standard of behaviour is required at all times.