Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Whilst many potential disciplinary or grievance issues can often be resolved informally, more serious cases of misconduct or unsatisfactory performance require a more formal approach. Disciplinary and grievance procedures provide a clear and transparent framework to deal with difficulties which may arise during the employer and employee relationship. These procedures usually follow the Acas Code of Practice which sets out basic requirements and standards of reasonable behaviour for dealing with these types of cases.
If you are an employer taking disciplinary action against an employee or an employee has raised a grievance against you it is important that you make yourself aware of the Code and follow the correct procedures. Failure to do this or comply with employment legislation can put you at risk of an employment tribunal.
Our team of specialist Employment Solicitors have extensive experience in representing employers during disciplinary or grievance hearings. We’ll be able to guide you through the process and explain your legal position clearly, so you can handle the situation confidently to resolve the matter as swiftly as possible.
For further information please contact a member of the Employment team.