Disciplinary and grievance processes
Are your disciplinary and grievance policies up to date? Do you fully understand the procedure you are required to conduct?
As an employer you need to ensure you have clear written disciplinary and grievance rules and procedures to deal with employee performance and conduct.
The policies and procedures should explain what is classified as acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the workplace and what action will be taken if the rules are broken. Furthermore they must follow the ACAS code of practice. Our team are able to explain and clarify to you what implications the ACAS code of practice has on your business.
An employee could bring a range of employment claims against a company. If an award is made following a successful claim, failure by the company to follow the ACAS code of practice could result in any award being increased.
We understand there is some uncertainty as the law doesn’t say exactly how you should investigate disciplinary issues or hold disciplinary meetings. However the team at Moore Blatch are experts in advising businesses in the process they are required to follow. Our friendly team will confirm that you understand your position as well as the rights the employees have, in order to ensure that a fair process is undertaken which will minimalise the chance of the employee bringing a successful claim against you.
For more information please contact Katherine Maxwell or Naomi Greenwood.