Disciplinary action and grievance procedures

We offer expert, sensitive advice no matter what the issue.

If your business does not have a disciplinary or grievance procedure we can prepare one and guide you on how to involve your staff and their representatives.

Our lawyers can also advise on letters to employees following a disciplinary or grievance procedure.

ACAS have a code of practice which sets down guidelines for how to deal with disciplinary and grievance hearings. The code is intended to help employers and employees deal effectively with issues of alleged misconduct or poor performance in the workplace. A tribunal will expect it to have been followed and there are penalties for failing to follow it.

If a member of staff brings a successful claim for unfair dismissal or various other common types of claim, failure to comply with the Code can lead to an increased compensation award.

Contact us for advice on 01843 234000 or email us using the form on this page.