A huge number of employment tribunal claims succeed due to a technical breach of the disciplinary or grievance procedures, which businesses of all sizes are expected to follow.
Managing disciplinary and grievance procedures can be complex and a potential minefield for businesses. We can assist by providing you with clear and user-friendly procedures and guidance which can often ‘nip problems in the bud’. We can also come to your business and provide line management training so that your line managers are equipped with the skills necessary to carry out the process correctly and reduce risks to a minimum.
Our experienced team of Harrogate based solicitors will guide you through the procedures which you must follow in advance of issuing disciplinary sanctions and in dealing with grievances. We ensure compliance with the ACAS Codes of Practice which employment tribunals always take into account. We will provide you with guidance to avoid the further penalties which can arise for breach of the ACAS Code of Practice, which can include an employment tribunal awarding up to a 25% increase in compensation for failure to follow either a disciplinary or grievance process. We can provide as much or as little ‘hand holding’ as you feel appropriate in each circumstance. Many clients find our detailed and tailored crib sheets an invaluable tool to use at both disciplinary and grievance meetings. Our solicitors will tailor the advice to your specific needs and situations and can help get you out of the trickiest situations.
Employment law is fast changing and we will ensure that you follow the correct process, which often deters claims from being made and, failing that, provide you with the very best defence to any employment tribunal claims if any are brought against you.
You didn’t go into business to spend your time worrying about what the correct disciplinary and grievance procedures are, or how to navigate their complexities. Let us do the hard work for you.