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. This may seem ridiculous but it is fact!
Dealing with 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 into your business and provide line management training so that your line managers are equipped with the skills to carry out the process correctly.
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. These can include up to a 25% increase in compensation for failure to follow either a disciplinary or grievance process. We can provide as much “hand holding” or as little as you feel appropriate in each circumstance. Many clients find detailed 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 get you out of the trickiest situations.
Employment law is fast changing and we will ensure that you follow the correct process which will most often deter claims from being made and failing that provide you with the very best defence if they are.
You didn’t go into business to spend your time worrying about following correct and often complex disciplinary and grievance procedures. Let us do the hard work for you.